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I would like to delete the history of past web searches which pop up when I scroll down the screen. I use Yahoo. History/clear apparently does not erase previous searches on this function.

How can I accomplish this?

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hi My name isXXXXX hope i can help you

Which web browser are you using ? Safari ?
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safari
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 8 years ago
One more question, Do you want to erase 'search history' or 'browse history' ?

Search History - History appears in search bars like Google Search bar, Yahoo search bar etc

Browse History - The history of webpages that you visited in Safari.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Can we erase both? If not I am am only concerned about the history that pops up when I scroll down the screen.
Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 8 years ago
Yes, you can erase both..First you can reset Safari, this will remove all historys.. (it won't delete your favorites or saved bookmarks)

Open Safari, click on the Safari menu and select "Reset Safari". Select all (except "Cookies" and 'Saved usernames and password' and click Reset. Then click on the Safari menu and select "Empty Cache". Then follow the steps below;

  • Go to the "Safari" menu and click "Preferences"
  • From the menus that pop up, select "Autofill."
  • Go to "Other forms" line and select the "Edit" button.
  • Click "Remove All" button
  • Click Done
  • Restart Safari and see if the history's gone.

Let me know if that works or not...

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Ashik
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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 8 years ago
We can try to delete Safari's Preferences. Add a bookmark of this page before deleting preferences, so we won't lose our connection.

(Deleteing Preferences will also delete your saved Username and Passwords, cookies, caches, history etc)

Close Safari and goto Macintosh HD/Users/[your user name]/Library/Preferences folder and move the file "com.apple.safari.plist" into desktop.

Now open Safari and see if the history's gone..

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Ashik
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ASHIK,

PROCEDURE YOU PROVIDED APPEARS TP HAVE WORKED.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

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Mac Support Specialist: Ashik, Mac Technician replied 8 years ago
Glad it worked. Thanks for Accepting my answer...Have a great day !

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