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La_chica_gomela's avatar

Is there a way to delete google search's history suggestions?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12569points) May 30th, 2009

You know how when you start typing something in google, if you’ve typed those same 3 or 4 letters before, it will bring up up stuff you searched for recently that started the same way?

For example, if I type “lad”, it shows “lady gaga”, “lady gaga interview” and “lady gaga poker face”. I searched for those in the last few months.

The feature is all well and good, but I want to delete the history. There’s a lot of stuff in there, some of it I don’t remember what, and people borrow my computer sometimes.

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aprilsimnel's avatar

Put your cursor in the search box, right-click your mousie, scroll down to Clear Search History in the drop-down menu, then left-click it.


Jeruba's avatar

@aprilsimnel, I would like to try it too. In fact, I would like to disable the feature because it is not offering choices from my past searches but probably from some sort of a frequency list that never applies to me. It is just an annoyance. But there’s no such option in the Google search box when I try your suggestion. Do you know of another way?

aprilsimnel's avatar

Whoops. I forget not everyone uses the Google search bar in Firefox. Silly of me, so sorry.

Here’s how to do it in Firefox: Click the Tools menu in the toolbar, select Clear Private Data, then select Saved Form and Search History, then click the Clear Private Data Now button.

In Internet Explorer 7, click the Tools menu, then select Delete Browsing History, then click the Delete Forms button, then click Yes and close out.

Now it’s sorted!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Thanks @aprilsimnel!!! You’re the best!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Aw, thank you! Glad to help.

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