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Solved: Deleting web addresses from drop-down box

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JosieM, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. JosieM

    JosieM Thread Starter

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    Simple question, I'm sure.... How do I delete previously visited web addresses from the drop-down box of the address toolbar? I've highlighted then "delete" to no avail. Is this possible? Thanks!
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  2. 8dalejr.fan

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    Depending on how recent they are you should be able to do this:

    1) Click on the History icon (the one with the clock) at the top of the page, click on the day you visited the website, find the site you want to delete, right click on the site name, and choose Delete. The entries in the drop down box for that site should disappear. This should always erase those specific sites.

    2) If that doesn't work, completely clear your Internet history. Go to the Tools tab, click Internet Options, and click on Clear History. From here, you can also set the number of days to have web pages in your history.

    Mind you, some websites may still appear in the drop down box if they are bookmarked favourites and in the "Favorites" folder. (y)
     
  3. JosieM

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    Thanks, 8dalejr.com. I have previously done #1. That only deletes from the history list, not from the drop-down box. I just thought there would have been some way of doing it w/o cleaning up the history completely. But now I know there is not. Thanks so much for you reply.
     
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    Actually it's 8dalejr.fan and not 8dalejr.com :D :p lol j/k

    Deleting an individual entry should remove it from the drop down list. That's how I do it and it always works for me. :confused:

    If anyone else has another suggestion I'd love to hear it. Are there any other ways to do it?
     
  5. welshY

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    try clearing auto complete

    tools
    internet options
    content
    auto complete

    and then choose which ones to clear
     
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  7. JosieM

    JosieM Thread Starter

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    LOL!!! :D 8dalejr.fan -- hard to break habits, I guess! (.com)

    Thanks to you both for the info. I will read up and get all the smarts I need in this area. It is definitely not a "major" problem, you know. Just one of those things I came across and just "had" to know "why"!!!

    Till next time,
    Josie
     
  8. Jay_JWLH

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    Huh, i thought they were 'forms'. [After looking, i found that forms was visible after clicking on auto-complete]. Personally, ive disabled this, and all my internet history is deleted via the options menu in the firefox browser and MS anti-spyware program that has a thing called track eraser. I havnt really succeded in deleting all my tracks, so if you think youve done so, you gotta tell me how you would manage such a thing.

    To make things clear, things saved in the address bar dont have anything to do with history at all, and probibly are in the auto-complete area.
     
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