browsing history – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 14:17:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png browsing history – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History in Windows 11 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-google-chrome-from-saving-browsing-history-in-windows-11/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-google-chrome-from-saving-browsing-history-in-windows-11/ Google Chrome, by default, saves a log of every website you visit. If you prefer not to, there are ways to fix this problem. Google Chrome, like other browsers, saves your browsing history as you browse the web. Every page you visit is recorded in Chrome’s History tab. From here, you (and other users on […]]]>

Google Chrome, by default, saves a log of every website you visit. If you prefer not to, there are ways to fix this problem.


The Chrome browser

Google Chrome, like other browsers, saves your browsing history as you browse the web. Every page you visit is recorded in Chrome’s History tab. From here, you (and other users on the same account) can see the pages you’ve visited in the browser.

Thus, some users may prefer to turn off Chrome’s browsing history. And while Google’s flagship browser has an option to clear browsing history, it doesn’t include a specific built-in setting that you can select to prevent it from saving visited pages. Nevertheless, you can still turn off Chrome browsing history with the methods below.


How to stop Chrome from saving your browsing history with incognito mode

Incognito is a special private browsing mode for Google Chrome. When you enable incognito mode, Chrome stops saving your browsing history. You can press the Ctrl+Shift+N keyboard shortcut to activate this mode in Chrome. Then the Incognito browser window shown directly below will open.


Incognito mode

Enabling Private Browsing is an easy way to turn off browsing history, but Chrome doesn’t include a built-in option to start the browser in this mode. Google Chrome also stops saving cookies and site data with this mode enabled. If you want to disable browsing history and browse in normal mode, you will need to apply one of the alternative methods below.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History by Editing the Registry

You can turn off browsing history in Google Chrome by editing the registry. This method consists of adding a new Chromium key and Browser history logging disabled DWORD in the registry. You can do this with Windows 11 Registry Editor in the following steps.

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  1. First, press Win + S.
  2. Type regedit in the Windows 11 search box, then click Execute as administrator to open Registry Editor.
  3. Then navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies in the Registry Editor sidebar. Or you can enter this registry path in the address bar.
  4. Click it Strategies key with the right mouse button and select New > Key.
    The key option

  5. Type google for the title of the new key.
  6. Right click on the google key you just added to the registry and select its New and Key options.
  7. Then enter Chromium in the new key text box.
  8. Right click on the Chromium registry key and select the New option. To select DWORD (32-bit) value in the submenu.
    The key option

  9. Enter Browser history logging disabled to be the new title of DWORD.
    The browsing history backup DWORD

  10. Double click on the Browser history logging disabled DWORD to bring up an Edit DWORD window.
  11. Contribution 1 within the Value data box and click Okay.
    The Edit DWORD window

  12. Then select to restart Windows from the Start menu.


How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History with Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy Editor is an administrative tool that includes some policy settings for Chrome. If you’re using Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise, you can enable a policy setting that disables saving browsing history in Chrome. Here’s how you can turn off Chrome’s browsing history with the Group Policy Editor.

  1. hurry Win + X and click on Run in the menu that opens.
  2. To open the Group Policy Editor, enter gpedit.msc in Run and click Okay.
  3. Double click Setting up a computer and Administrative Templates in the Group Policy Editor.
    The Local Group Policy Editor window

  4. To select google > google Chromium on the left side of the Group Policy Editor.
  5. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting to open its window.
  6. Then select Authorized in the Turn Off Browsing History Saving window, and then click the To apply button.
  7. To select Okay to leave.
  8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.


Note that you will need to add a Google Chrome template to the Group Policy Editor before you can configure its browsing history. To do this, you will need to download the required template by clicking on Google Chrome Templates ZIP File on the Set Chrome Browser Rules Page. This web page also provides complete instructions on how you can add the required template to the Group Policy Editor.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History with an Extension

No History is a Google Chrome extension that prevents the browser from saving your page history when enabled. This extension also includes an option to clear Chrome history. You can disable browsing history with this extension as follows.

  1. Open the No history page.
  2. Click it Add to Chrome and Add extension buttons.
  3. Then you will see a No history button on the Chrome toolbar. Click this button to open the extension.
    The extension without history

  4. To select At to disable saving Chrome’s page history.


Stop Google Chrome from saving your browsing history

So, you don’t have to keep manually clearing your browsing history in Chrome. Just turn off Google Chrome to save your browsing history in the first place with the above methods. Then you can surf the web more privately.


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How to Install a VPN in Chrome: Anonymous Browsing and Security https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-install-a-vpn-in-chrome-anonymous-browsing-and-security/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 11:03:14 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-install-a-vpn-in-chrome-anonymous-browsing-and-security/ There are paid or free VPNs and there are all kinds of options depending on the screens you need, the volume of data or the region. But we can also use a VPN for Google Chrome which protects us only when we use the browser without the rest of the Internet connections going through it […]]]>

There are paid or free VPNs and there are all kinds of options depending on the screens you need, the volume of data or the region. But we can also use a VPN for Google Chrome which protects us only when we use the browser without the rest of the Internet connections going through it “private tunnel” that protects and anonymizes us. They work like browser extensions that allow us to access any website even if it’s blocked in your region or just want to browse them anonymously.

Using VPN for Chrome is especially useful when we are going to travel and want to connect to the internet from a public network. For example, you can use a VPN if you need to connect to the Internet from a hotel where you are going to work and you want to avoid the risks… Or if you are on a train and need to make a purchase online but you are connected to Renfe WiFi. In these cases, the use of this type of technology protects us.

What is a VPN

A VPN connection is a virtual private network specifically designed to hide our activity and identity on the network, among many other uses. There are several ways to set up VPN connections on a computer, for example, using specific software that encrypts and hides all packets on the computer, or through a specially designed extension to only hide web browser traffic while keeping other applications (Skype, Spotify, P2P, etc.) discovered and unencrypted.

Among the most common uses when browsing the Internet we find the possibility of hide our origin, encrypt traffic so that it cannot be spied on, hide our identity, protect information. In addition, it is also common to use a VPN to be able to access content from a streaming platform that is not in our country but in other regions. For example, watch US Netflix.

vpn for google chrome

DotVPN is an extension for Google Chrome that allows us to establish VPN connections applied only to the browser so that we can access any web page (even if they are regionally blocked) and hide both our identity and our private data. The first thing we have to do is download DotVPN from the Chrome App Store and install it on our browser. We just have to press “Add to Chrome” in the Chrome Web Store.

DotVPN

Once downloaded and installed An icon will appear to the right of the address bar. We will see a circle icon next to the extension puzzle in the Chrome bar. If we play, we can start. Of course, we will have to create an account beforehand. We must use email and password and fill in the corresponding field that will appear in the VPN window.

DotVPN Registration

When we created an account, we have a series of geolocations and regions from which we can connect. These are regions that DotVPN has servers in so we can choose. Of course we will see that next to the photo of the country there is a text that tells us if it is free or not. What else, we find the indication “ping”.

DotVPN Country

Choose some of countries with free connection (or sign up to pay the premium if you want) and your new IP address and the speed at which you’ll be browsing will automatically appear in the Chrome window.

DotVPN IP Address

If you want to check if the IP address is true, you just have to go to a web page like what-is-my-ip and the new address will appear. You can change the region in DotVPN to see the page IP address changes. In addition, we can geolocate it on a map to verify that it places us where it promises.

Dot IP Address

If we want to disconnect, we simply click on the “Disconnect” button on the extension. Until we wanted to use it again.

disconnect vpn for chrome

In case of want the premium option, DotVPN is priced at $2.90 per month if we pay annually or $4.99 per month for monthly payments. This allows us more servers and more speed.

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Other VPNs

There are other VPNs for Chrome that we can use which are among the most common. Some of them are paid but we can use them on many devices simultaneously and they give us total protection and more speed.

NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the most frequent and recommended for all areas and with many customization options and servers. It is multi-device because you can use it on Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Android… but it also has extensions for the browser and you can use the VPN in Chrome. Of course, it has a downside: you have to pay to use it, it’s not free.

NordVPN

There are several plans depending on whether you sign up for two years, one year, or one month, and prices start at $4.13 per month, but with a thirty-day money-back guarantee, so there will be no problem with try it for a month free of charge. and decide whether you want to continue using it or not. Without permanence or risk.

NordVPN VPN for Chrome allows us to protect the “online experience” but with the usual speed, without slowing down. Allows you to block ads and malicious websites or protect your IP address. Just choose the region and activate it from a browser taskbar button. Once the download from chrome web store we can connect and start using it to browse the Internet, activating or deactivating the different options. There are up to sixty regions available where NordVPN has servers.

nordvpn

surf shark

Another option well known to everyone is Surfshark, one of the most common. An extension that we can use in the browser that protects our browsing history and protects our sensitive data. All you need to do is create a Surfshark account, choose the package that suits you, download the VPN browser extension… and connect. We connect, connect and choose the server we want to hide the IP and browse the Internet safely or to bypass regional blocks, for example.

surfshark extension

In addition, they explain from the page that it has services such as Cleanweb which takes care of removing advertisements. Or we may mask the IP address so that no one knows where you are connecting from. It also has private DNS and unlimited devices. That is, we can use and connect all devices simultaneously to the VPN.

Of course, like the previous one, it comes from Payment. If we buy a two-year plan, we have priced at $2.49 per month. But we can also pay month to month for $12.95 or pay for six months for $6.49 per month. You have a 100% money back guarantee for the first 30 days.

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How to Hide Your Amazon Browsing History https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-hide-your-amazon-browsing-history/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 20:43:02 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-hide-your-amazon-browsing-history/ Keep your browsing history private from others. Wondering how to hide your Amazon browsing history? This is something a lot of people wonder about – and yes, you can hide your Amazon browsing history. In fact, you can delete an individual item from your Amazon browsing history, delete multiple items, or completely erase EVERYTHING in […]]]>

Keep your browsing history private from others.


Wondering how to hide your Amazon browsing history? This is something a lot of people wonder about – and yes, you can hide your Amazon browsing history.

In fact, you can delete an individual item from your Amazon browsing history, delete multiple items, or completely erase EVERYTHING in your Amazon browsing history.

Why would you want to hide your Amazon browsing history?

You won’t get any snark here. There are many good reasons why you might want to hide your browsing history on Amazon.

The first reason you might want to hide your browsing history on Amazon is if you’re buying a gift for someone in your household – a spouse or child. If your family uses a shared computer, they could easily go to the Amazon website and deliberately or accidentally view your Amazon browser history, spoiling the surprise you had planned.

Or maybe you browse Amazon for personal items – adult toys, condoms, lingerie. Of course, you don’t want others to see this.

Other items you might want to hide from others are medical and health items, like pregnancy tests or even books about mental health issues.

You Can’t Hide Your Amazon Browsing History on Amazon

OK, before we get to how you can hide your Amazon browsing history, it’s very important to note that you cannot hide your Amazon browsing history on Amazon. You can certainly delete your browsing history from your account, but Amazon’s servers will still keep a hidden record of what you searched for, even after you hide items from your Amazon browsing history.

This data is invaluable to Amazon. And while it’s a bummer to hide your browsing history Amazon doesn’t hide it from Amazon, at least you know other people can’t access it.

How to View Your Amazon Browsing History

You might not even know that Amazon keeps a browsable history of viewed items, but it does. In fact, you can often see the most recently viewed items at the bottom of Amazon’s homepage. But you can also view your full browsing history on Amazon. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history.
  3. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page. You can now scroll through your browsing history as you wish.

Your browsing history on Amazon can actually be a very useful thing. You can use its recording to go back to various items you have browsed and easily access them again or use them to compare one product to another.

How to hide individual items from your Amazon browsing history

You can hide your Amazon browsing history in two ways: by individual item or destroy all at once. Here’s how you can hide your Amazon browsing history by item. This is useful when you just want to get rid of one or two items.

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page.
  3. Find the item or items you want to hide.
  4. Below the item, click the “Remove from view” button.

The item’s icon will now show the word “Deleted” on it. When you refresh the paid, it will not appear in the browsing history.

How to Hide ALL Items from Your Amazon Browsing History

If you want to hide your entire browsing history, there is a way to do it.

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page.
  3. Click the “Manage History” drop-down menu.
  4. In the “Manage History” toolbar, click the “Delete all items in view” button.
  5. In the pop-up window that appears, confirm their deletion by clicking the “Delete all items from view” button.

Your browsing history will now be erased.


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The truth behind private browsing or incognito mode https://abcdirectory.org/the-truth-behind-private-browsing-or-incognito-mode/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 01:25:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-truth-behind-private-browsing-or-incognito-mode/ Most browsers come with a private browsing mode that promises to protect your privacy. Chrome calls this feature “Incognito Mode”. But how private is this feature? How does it work and how does it protect you? In what situations does it not protect you? There are many misconceptions about Incognito mode and private browsing that […]]]>

Most browsers come with a private browsing mode that promises to protect your privacy. Chrome calls this feature “Incognito Mode”. But how private is this feature? How does it work and how does it protect you? In what situations does it not protect you?

There are many misconceptions about Incognito mode and private browsing that give users the illusion of privacy and even complete anonymity. This article busts some myths and shines a light on the reality that incognito mode and private browsing aren’t so private after all.

Who coined the term “incognito mode”?

While Apple was the first to introduce private browsing functionality with Safari, it was Google who came up with the term “incognito mode” to describe the same feature in Chrome.

In fact, Private Browsing works the same in most modern browsers, but is known by different labels. For example, Edge calls it InPrivate Browsing, while Firefox and Safari just call it Private Browsing. Opera calls the feature Private Mode.

For the purposes of this guide, we’re using Chrome and Incognito mode as an example, since the Google browser is the most widely used in the world.

How to use incognito mode

Launch Google Chrome and tap CTRL + Change + NOT under Windows and Ordered + Change + NOT in macOS to launch a new Chrome window in incognito mode. The feature has a black background with some general guidelines.

Chrome Incognito mode taskbar shortcut

You can also right-click the Chrome app icon on the taskbar and select the “New incognito window” option to directly open an incognito mode.

If you use another browser, you can rely on the same elements to launch a private window:

  • Relevant menu option (usually listed under the “File” menu)
  • Designated hotkey (usually displayed next to the menu item)
  • Browser Taskbar/Dock icon

Private browsing is also a feature of most modern mobile browsers.

What is incognito mode for?

When browsing the web in incognito mode, the main task of the browser is to NOT store data locally on your computer. When you close an incognito mode window, your browser deletes the following items:

  • Navigation history: this includes all websites you visit, whether you have logged in to them or not.
  • Caching and cookies: these cover authentication on sites you have logged into, site-specific preferences and settings, parts of web pages saved for faster loading, etc.
  • Web searches: all the searches you have done on Google, Bing, etc. Your search queries are always logged by the relevant server. Note that privacy-focused search engines like DuckDuckGo don’t track your searches at all, but they do record them in your browsing history unless you’re using private browsing.
  • Login information: any usernames or passwords you have entered.
  • Form data: any information such as name and address that you may have entered into a form.
  • Site Permissions: any permissions you have granted to a website, such as location or microphone access, will not be recorded. Indeed, the cookies used by the sites to record this data are not recorded.

When using incognito mode, you are not signed into your Google Account unless you do so manually. Of course, none of the activity in the Incognito window’s browser session is associated with your Google Account. This remains true even if you signed in to Google through a normal window alongside the incognito window.

Incognito mode in Chrome has a new option. At the bottom is a toggle to prevent third-party sites from using cookies. Cookies are small packets of data that sites use to track you to other sites. Have you ever wondered how you can see travel booking ads on all sites right after searching for air tickets on a separate site? Cookies.

Incognito mode settings in Chrome

The moment you close incognito mode, your browser will forget that the browsing session ever happened. It will immediately delete browsing history, cache and cookies. It is impossible for anyone with access to your computer to know what you were doing.

This gives users a sense of privacy, as their browsing histories remain hidden from the prying eyes of family members or colleagues who have access to their devices. However, it’s important to remember that there are other pairs of eyes tracking your online activity, not to mention a loop-hole or two.

Who can follow you in incognito mode?

Incognito or private browsing mode protects your browsing history from those who may have physical access to your computer, but it is not a foolproof strategy against privacy or anonymity. A few entities can still see what you do online:

  • Websites you visit: these can and most likely still are tracked. For example, any item you purchase from Amazon will appear in your order list. Likewise, Google saves your search history if you log in, unless you’ve suspended web and app activity from your My Google Activity dashboard.
  • internet service provider: your ISP can follow your movements through the pages of the Web, thanks to the IP address which it assigned to you.
  • Network administrators: if you use your work or school computer, relevant authorities may track your browsing activity.
  • Data hackers and brokers: private browsing is not a deterrent to anyone who is in the business of eavesdropping on digital activities and has the resources to do so.

Another key point to remember is that your computer saves all files you’ve downloaded and URLs you’ve bookmarked in “incognito” mode. You have to delete them manually if you want to cover your tracks.

When to use incognito mode

Incognito mode or private browsing is useful if you don’t want other people at home/office/school to know what you are doing. Deleting browsing history manually is a hassle, and people often forget to do it, leading to awkward and awkward scenarios and discussions.

Incognito mode is also useful when you want to sign in to the same service using two separate accounts, for example, Gmail or an online game. Another way to do this is to use two different browser apps such as Chrome and Edge.

Incognito Mode in Edge Browser

Incognito mode is used to fix browser-specific issues such as extension conflicts, bugs, etc.

Incognito mode is highly recommended when using public devices or someone else’s computers. In this way, closing the private session will delete all traces without further action on your part.

Incognito mode gives a clean slate each time you launch it, but with the caveats described above.

Best Incognito Mode Alternatives

What should you use instead of Incognito Mode or Private Browsing if you want to keep your browsing activity private both locally and online: Tor or Private Browsing Mode with a VPN.

VPNs or virtual private networks were designed to encrypt network traffic by hiding the IP address assigned by your ISP and changing your location to another part of the world. VPN is often used to access geo-restricted content on popular internet streaming sites and circumvent geo-based censorship.

VPN connected on Mac

Tor also hides your IP address and keeps your online activity private, but uses an entirely different protocol to do so. Although you can use TOR like a regular browser, it’s better suited for accessing the dark web, a network of unindexed websites that are inaccessible in the usual way.

Tor is more secure but more goal-oriented. It is also much slower, while VPN is general purpose and faster. For more details on how these services work and how they differ, read our comparison of Tor and VPN.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I open multiple incognito windows?

Yes. You can open multiple separate incognito windows, but they are still part of the same incognito session. You will need to close all browser windows in incognito mode to permanently log off.

2. Does incognito mode help guarantee lower prices when booking flights?

Not really. Although this belief has persisted over the years, in recent times it has been cast as a myth. Airfares are often volatile and vary depending on the number of seats available and the demand for them, among other factors.

3. Does incognito mode protect my computer from viruses and malware?

No. Your computer can still be infected with malware, viruses, and other forms of online threats. Be careful of the websites you visit and the files you download when using incognito mode.

4. Can you turn off the Incognito browsing feature?

In most cases, private browsing is not enabled by default. You must manually open the browser window in incognito mode to use incognito.

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Gaurav Bidasaria
Gaurav Bidasaria

CA by profession and tech enthusiast by passion, Gaurav loves tinkering with new technologies and gadgets. He left CA in his last year to follow his passion. He has over seven years of experience as a writer covering consumer technologies and writes how-to guides, comparisons, lists and explainers for B2B and B2C apps and services. He recently started training, but most of the time you will find him playing or streaming.

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How to Clear Cache, Cookies, and Browsing History in Opera https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-clear-cache-cookies-and-browsing-history-in-opera/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 14:50:03 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-clear-cache-cookies-and-browsing-history-in-opera/ Opera is one of the most underrated browsers on the market today. It has amazing features that most other browsers don’t have. My personal favorite is the built-in VPN. However, like any other browser, Opera is not deprived of issues related to corrupted cache, cookies, and the best way to fix it is to clear […]]]>

Opera is one of the most underrated browsers on the market today. It has amazing features that most other browsers don’t have. My personal favorite is the built-in VPN. However, like any other browser, Opera is not deprived of issues related to corrupted cache, cookies, and the best way to fix it is to clear them all. In this article, we will see how clear cache, cookies, browsing history in Opera.

Clear cache, cookies, browsing history in Opera

To clear cache, cookies and browsing history in Opera, follow the prescribed steps.

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines placed in the upper right corner of the screen, Easy Setups.
  2. To select Go to full browser settings.
  3. Click on Advanced > Privacy and Security.
  4. Go to Clear browsing data.
  5. Change the Time interval depending on your choice, but if you want to delete everything, select All the time.
  6. Select what you want to remove and deselect what you want to leave, then click Erase data.

This way your browser will feel a little less loaded. This will not delete saved password, autofill, site settings, and hosted application data.

If you want to do it, you have to follow the prescribed steps.

  1. Go to Easy Setup and click Go to full browser settings.
  2. Click on Advanced > Privacy and Security.
  3. Go to Clear browsing data.
  4. Click on the Advanced tongue.
  5. Select a time range.
  6. Select what you want to remove and deselect what you want to leave, then click Erase data.

It will do the work for you.

Read: How to Backup Opera Bookmarks, Data, Passwords, History, Addons

How can I clear my cache without deleting the history?

If you don’t want to clear the cache without deleting the history, you can do that in Opera. What you need to do is when you’re on the Clear browsing data page, just deselect Navigation history. Then click on Clear Data button, it will do the job for you.

Read: Opera browser does not open or load pages.

Delete cookies from a specific website

To delete cookies from a specific website in Opera, follow the prescribed steps.

  1. Move towards Easy setup > Access full browser settings.
  2. Now click on Advanced > Privacy and Security.
  3. From Security and Privacy, click on Cookies and other site data.
  4. Go to See all cookies and site data.
  5. Find the site whose cookies you want to delete from the search bar.
  6. Finally, click on the Trash icon associated with this site.

Hope this will do the job for you.

If you want a site to not save your cache, just go back to the Cookies and other site data page, scroll down and click Add associated to Sites that can never use cookies. Type the full URL and click Add. Cookies from this site will never be saved.

Read: How to clear cookies, site data, cache for a specific website in Chrome, Edge, Firefox

What is the difference between cache and cookies?

Since caches are there to decrease loading time and save site content, they are only stored on your system. While cookies are stored both on the system and on the server. As a result, cookies will take up less space than caches.

That’s it!

Read also : How to clear cache, cookies, browsing history in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

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How to stop Chrome or Edge from saving browsing history and data https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-chrome-or-edge-from-saving-browsing-history-and-data/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:43:01 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-chrome-or-edge-from-saving-browsing-history-and-data/ If you want prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers, this article will help you follow the process. You can tell Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge not to save browsing data even if you’re using normal browsing mode. It is possible to set things up using […]]]>

If you want prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers, this article will help you follow the process. You can tell Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge not to save browsing data even if you’re using normal browsing mode. It is possible to set things up using the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor.

Normally, if you browse websites in the normal browsing window, all data is stored on your computer. The same does not happen when using private or incognito mode. However, let’s say you want to browse the internet in normal browsing mode, but you don’t want to save any data. In such situations, you can follow this step-by-step guide.

Prevent Chrome from saving browsing history and data using Group Policy

To prevent Chrome from saving browser history using Group Policy, follow these steps:

  1. To research gpedit.msc and click on the individual search result.
  2. Go to Google Chrome in Setting up a computer.
  3. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting.
  4. Select the Authorized option.
  5. Click it Okay button.

To learn more about these steps, keep reading.

First, click on the search icon on the taskbar and search for gpedit.msc. Once you get the search result, click on the individual result to open the Local Group Policy Editor. After that navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome

Here you can find a parameter named Disable saving browser history. You need to double click on it and select the Authorized option.

Click it Okay button to save the change.

If you want to allow Chrome to save browser history, you need to open the same setting and choose the Not configured option.

How to prevent Chrome from saving browsing history and data using the registry

To prevent Chrome from saving browser history using the registry, follow these steps:

  1. hurry Win + R > type regedit > press the Enter button.
  2. Click it Yes button.
  3. Move towards Strategies in HKLM.
  4. Right click on Policies > New > Key.
  5. Set name as google.
  6. Right click on Google > New > Key.
  7. Name it like Chromium.
  8. Right click on Chrome > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  9. Set name as Browser history logging disabled.
  10. Double click it to set the value data as 1.
  11. Click it Okay button and restart your computer.

Let’s look at these steps in more detail.

At first, you need to open Registry Editor on your computer. To do this, press Win + R > type regedit > press the Enter button and click the Yes option in the UAC prompt.

Then you need to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies

Right click on Policies > New > Keyand set the name as google. Then right click on the google key > New > Key and name it like Chromium.

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After that you need to create a REG_DWORD value. To do this, right click on the Chromium key > New > DWORD (32-bit) value and name it like Browser history logging disabled.

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Then double click on the REG_DWORD value to set the value data as 1.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

Click it Okay button and restart your computer. However, if you want to undo the change, double-click the same REG_DWORD value and set the Value data to 0. You can also delete the REG_DWORD value. To do this, right-click on it, select the Remove option, and click the Yes button.

Prevent Edge from saving browsing history and data using Group Policy

To prevent Edge from saving browser history using Group Policy, follow these steps:

  1. hurry Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button.
  3. Move towards Microsoft Edge in Setting up a computer.
  4. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting.
  5. Select the Authorized option.
  6. Click it Okay button.

Let’s detail the steps.

To get started, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor. To do this, press Win + R > type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button. Once opened, navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge

Find it Disable saving browser history setting on the right side and select the Authorized option.

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Click it Okay button to save the change. As usual, if you want to set the factory setting, you need to open the same setting in the local group policy editor and select either the Not configured Where Disabled option.

How to Prevent Edge from Saving Browsing History and Data Using Registry

To prevent Edge from saving browser history using the registry, follow these steps:

  1. To research regedit in the taskbar search box.
  2. Click on the individual search result.
  3. Click on the Yes button.
  4. Move towards Microsoft in HKLM.
  5. Right click on Microsoft > New > Key.
  6. Name it like Edge.
  7. Right click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  8. Set name as Browser history logging disabled.
  9. Double click it to set the value data as 1.
  10. Click it Okay button and restart your PC.

To learn more about these steps, keep reading.

First, you need to open Registry Editor on your PC. To do this, search regedit in the search box on the taskbar, click on the individual search result and click on the Yes button in the UAC prompt.

Then navigate to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoft

However, if you cannot find the Microsoft key, you must create it manually. To do this, right click on Policies > New > Keyand name it Microsoft.

Then right click on the Microsoft > New > Key and set the name as Edge.

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After that you need to create a REG_DWORD value. To do this, right click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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Name it like Browser history logging disabled and double click it to set the value data. You must enter 1 as value data.

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When finished, click the Okay and restart your computer to save the change.

If you want to allow Edge to save browsing history, you have two options in hand. First, you can set the value data of SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled to 0. Second, you can remove this REG_DWORD value. To do this, open Registry Editor, navigate to the same path mentioned earlier, and right-click on the SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled REG_DWORD value. Then select the Remove option in the context menu and click on the Yes button in the confirmation window.

To note: If you can’t find the group policy path, it’s because you haven’t installed the respective templates. To use the group policy guides mentioned above, you need to install the group policy templates for Edge and Google Chrome.

How to stop Microsoft Edge from saving browsing history?

To prevent Microsoft Edge from saving browsing history on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to follow the above-mentioned guides. You can configure things through Group Policy and Registry Editor. In Group Policy, navigate to Microsoft Edge in Setting up a computer. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting and select the Authorized option. Then click on the Okay button to save the change.

Does Microsoft Edge save search history?

Yes, like all other browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc., Microsoft Edge also saves search history. However, things are not the same if you use the private window to browse the Internet. It is possible to get rid of this parameter by following this tutorial. For this, you need to install Group Policy Templates for Edge. Alternatively, you can also use Registry Editor.

That’s all! I hope this guide has helped.

Read: Prevent deletion of browser history and download history in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Delete Browsing History in Edge Browser 2022 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-delete-browsing-history-in-edge-browser-2022/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 19:40:54 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-delete-browsing-history-in-edge-browser-2022/ This tutorial is about how to delete browsing history in Edge browser. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Delete Browsing History in Edge Browser. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this. Check How to Delete Browsing History in […]]]>

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For those who need a quick reminder: your browser history is a record of the website you have visited, cookies are small pieces of data tracked by individual websites to remember things like preferences and saved customizations, and cache matches data, which are small snippets. websites stored on your system to reduce bandwidth requirements and speed up browsing. Other stored data that can be deleted are passwords, form data (addresses, phone numbers, etc.), media licenses, pop-up exceptions, location permissions, fullscreen permissions, and compatibility permissions . Luckily, in Microsoft Edge, it’s easy to delete all of these things. Microsoft Edge offers a mode called “InPrivate” that allows you to browse the web without Edge tracking your history.

This is great if you want your browsing habits to remain private. However, if you forgot to use this mode and want to clear the history tracked by Edge, just go to its settings. Web browsers track your past activity for a reason. This history is useful when you need to find a fun article, go back to your favorite child’s photo, or recover a tab you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find this constant search a little scary. However, if you forgot to use this mode and want to clear the history tracked by Edge, just go to its settings.

How to Clear History in Microsoft Edge

  • Open Microsoft Edge on your Mac or PC and type or paste “edge://settings/privacy” (without quotes) into your address bar. Press Enter or Return to access it.
  • Under the “Clear browsing data” heading, click “Choose what to clear”.
  • Edge will let you choose what data to delete and the time interval to delete it. Check “Browsing history” and any other boxes you want, then “Clear now”. If you set your time range to “Forever”, it will erase all your history.

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How to Clear Browsing History with Keyboard Shortcuts 2022 Tip https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-clear-browsing-history-with-keyboard-shortcuts-2022-tip/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:47:52 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-clear-browsing-history-with-keyboard-shortcuts-2022-tip/ This tutorial is about how to clear browsing history with hotkeys. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to clear browsing history with keyboard shortcuts. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this. Check how to clear browsing history with keyboard […]]]>

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Chrome does a great job of maintaining your browsing history, cache, and cookies to help you get the most out of your browser online. Here’s how you can get rid of data in Chrome. Chrome does a fantastic job of retaining your browsing history, cache, and cookies to improve the speed and usability of web browsing. Clearing outdated browser data is a great habit to get into on a regular basis, whether you’re concerned about privacy or just prefer to run a strict ship.

Because web content is cached and loads quickly, you can quickly access sites you’ve already visited. Cookies are small files that websites save on your computer that contain information such as your site preferences and online status. Unless you are using private browsing mode, every site you visit will be saved in your browser history.

Although Chrome allows you to automatically delete your cookies when you close the browser, you must manually clear your history and cache. Fortunately, the procedure is simple; but, if you’ve never done this before, just follow the procedures below.

It’s often important to start over, especially if you’re having trouble with your browser.

How to Delete Google Chrome Cache, Cookies and Browsing History

To delete browsing history, cache, and cookies using Chrome settings, go to the Chrome menu and select Settings.

Click on Privacy and Security on the left. Then click Delete browsing data On the right.

the Delete browsing data dialog screens.

There are several other ways to access this dialog:

  • Go More tools > Clear browsing data in the Chrome menu.
  • Writing : chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and press Go in.
  • Use a keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Delete (windows) or Shift + Command + Delete (Mac OS).

Select the Time interval delete your browsing data. You can choose Last minute, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, last 4 weeksWhere All the time.

There are two tabs in the dialog: Basic Yes Advanced. the Basic The tab allows you to delete the navigation history, Cookies and other site dataYes Cached images and files. the Advanced The tab contains additional options that you can choose to clear. Click on the tab you want, then check what you want to remove and uncheck what you don’t want to remove.

Then click Delete data.

How to Disable Cache Using Developer Tools

If you don’t want the cache stored on your computer, you can disable the cache in the developer tools.

REMARK: You can also use incognito mode to prevent cache saving.

Go More Tools > Developer Tools in the Chrome menu. You can also use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+I (windows) or Shift + Command + I (macOS), or press F12.

the development tools the panel opens to the right. Click on the Report then check the tab Disable caching checkout.

Click on the X in the upper right corner of the panel to close it.

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When the Developer Tools panel is open, three options are available on the Reload this page button.

Right click on the Reload this page and select one of the following options:

  • regular recharge – This works the same as the Reload this page button when the Developer Tools panel is not open. Chrome reloads the page using cached data. The browser also checks the website’s server for updated files and retrieves them, if any.
  • refill difficult – This reloads the page without using any cached data. All files on the web page are downloaded again. This may not always discard cached data from before. For example, any elements that start loading after the website loads, such as JavaScript elements, can be loaded from cache. You can also use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Shift+R (windows) or Shift + Command + R (macOS), to perform a hard reload.
  • Empty cache and hard reload – This is the best option to clear the cache and reload the webpage, downloading all updated files. You will get a freshly loaded web page and the browser will re-cache the files, assuming you haven’t disabled the cache in the developer tools. This option only affects the webpage in the current tab. Web pages opened in other tabs are not affected.

How to Clear Chrome Cookies and Cache for Current Site Only

You can clear cookies and cache for a single website, which is useful if you don’t want to log out of other sites.

Go to the website whose data you want to clear and click the lock icon on the left side of the address bar. If you do not have a secure connection, a Is not sure the label appears instead of the lock icon. Click on it instead.

To select Site settings.

Chrome opens the Privacy and Security part of the Settings in a new tab. Below UseClick on Delete data.

Click on Clear in the confirmation dialog to clear the current site’s cache and cookies.

Refresh the website (press F5) to begin uploading new data to the site.

How to delete all cookies or individual cookies for a single site

To remove all cookies and site data from a site, including its subdomains, open the Chrome menu and navigate to Settings > Privacy & Security and click Cookies and other site data.

Click on See all cookies and site data.

Scroll through the list of cookies from visited websites and click the trash can icon to delete all cookies from a site.

You will not see a confirmation dialog.

To remove individual cookies from a website, click on the site in the All cookies and site data ready.

Click on the X to the right of the specific cookies you wish to delete.

Again, you won’t see a confirmation dialog.

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Traditionally, the browsing history kept by web browsers takes the form of an endless list of all addresses visited, with Chrome only offering a search function to find records on a specific topic.

Based on the idea behind Google Timeline, which places all of your locations on Google Maps over a period of time, the Journeys feature implemented for Chrome’s browsing history will allow you to view web browsing sessions from a window temporal. selected This will allow you to graphically track your journey between different websites by displaying page titles, search keywords, and activity (for example, finding flights to destination X).

According to Google, the new display of non-browsing history also takes into account aspects less visible when looking at the raw list, such as the frequency of visits and the time spent on certain sites. Thus, the new Journeys interface will not display sites strictly according to the timeline criterion, but will also take into account less visible aspects in the summary analysis, such as their relevance to you.

The good news is that you will be able to manage the frequentation of certain websites, which concern you, but which you prefer to avoid prying eyes. Treated as objects with prolonged activity over various time intervals, browsing sessions to a specific site can be deleted in a single step, without having to clean each record added chronologically in your browsing history. By tacitly acknowledging that the new section actually makes it even easier to track browsing sessions, Google says that Journeys sessions will only be shown on the device you actually browsed from (e.g. the phone in your possession). , being unavailable and accessing your Google Account from another device.

For starters, viewing your browsing history in Travel mode will be available for English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Turkish speakers. In the future, Google plans to extend the Journeys feature to users of other languages, including covering cross-device synchronization of browsing history.

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How to Delete Your Google Chrome Browsing History https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-delete-your-google-chrome-browsing-history/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 15:03:04 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-delete-your-google-chrome-browsing-history/ Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority Google Chrome tracks all of your browser history unless you are in private navigation. Whether you’re in class watching cartoons or at work not working, it could be over if you get caught. Either way, you’ll want to know how to delete your history on Google Chrome. Read more: How […]]]>

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Google Chrome tracks all of your browser history unless you are in private navigation. Whether you’re in class watching cartoons or at work not working, it could be over if you get caught. Either way, you’ll want to know how to delete your history on Google Chrome.

Read more: How to Remove Google Account from Chrome

QUICK RESPONSE

To clear your Google Chrome browsing history on Android, open the browser on your phone and tap the top button. Faucet Story–>Clear browsing data. In the Clear browsing data tab, select Navigation history–>Erase data.

To erase it on iOS, open your iPhone browser and select the ᐧᐧᐧ bottom right button. Faucet Story–>Clear browsing data. In the Clear browsing data tab, select Browsing history–>Clear browsing data.

To delete it on the desktop, open the browser and click on the button at the top right. Click on Story, then Clear browsing data. In the Clear browsing data tab, select Browsing history–>Erase data.


ACCESS KEY SECTIONS

How to Delete Your Chrome History (Android) How to Delete Your Chrome History (iPhone) How to Delete Your Chrome History (Desktop)

How to Delete Your Chrome History (Android)

Select the button in the bar at the top of the screen. It is located on the far right.

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In the next drop-down menu, select the tab marked Story.

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In Storyselect the button indicating Clear browsing data.

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In Clear browsing data, you can clear your browsing history and more. You can specify how far back you want to go in terms of what you want to erase. You can choose the Last hour, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, last 4 weeksWhere All the time.

Under the Basic tab, found at the top, you have three options:

Navigation historywhich “clears the history of all synced devices”.
Cookies and site datawhich “signs you out of most sites”, but does not sign you out of your Google Account.
Cached images and files, which, if you couldn’t guess, involves clearing Google Chrome’s cache. This frees up space, although it warns that “some sites may load slower on your next visit”.

Under the Advanced you can choose to clear three other things:

Saved passwords Autofill form data Site settings

You can choose these options and put a check mark next to them to clear them. When you have selected everything you want to delete, press the key. Erase data button in the lower right corner.

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How to Delete Your Chrome History (iPhone)

Clearing your Google Chrome browsing history on iOS is also very simple. Select the ᐧᐧᐧ button in the lower right corner.

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In the following context menu, select the marked tab Story.

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In the History tab, you will find a Clear browsing data bottom left button. Select this.

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The last step is to complete the Clear browsing data screen. Choose the Time interval for which you want to delete your browsing history. You can select the Last hour, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, last 4 weeksWhere All the time.

Select what you want to clear for the time range you selected. Options include:

Browsing history cookies, site data Cached images and files Saved passwords Autofill data

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When you have finished selecting your Time interval and whatever you want to delete, select the Clear browsing data button at the bottom. You will have an additional chance to undo after pressing it; to select Clear browsing data once more to finish clearing your selections.

How to Delete Google Chrome History (Desktop)

Open Google Chrome on your PC or Mac and click on the button in the upper right corner next to your profile picture.

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Then go down to Story and open it in full screen by clicking on the tab. Alternatively, if you are a PC user, you can select CTRL+H in Google Chrome to access your Story page. If you are a Mac user, you can choose ⌘ Command + Y in Google Chrome.

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On the Story page, you will see your complete browsing history. Click on Clear browsing data on the left side to continue.

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Finally, you will be taken to Clear browsing data screen. Enter the Time interval for which you want to delete your Google Chrome browsing history. Your options include the Last hour, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, last 4 weeksand All the time.

Then select what you want to erase. On the Basic tab, you can erase Navigation history, Cookies and other site dataand Cached images and files. On the Advanced tab, you can also erase Passwords and other login data, Autofill form data, Site settingsand Hosted Application Data.

The most important thing here is that you have at least Navigation history checked, because your main goal is to clear your browsing history.

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Yes. To do this, go to your google accountand click on the Data and privacy left tab. Scroll to History settings then select My activity. You can see all of your web activity here.

How do you remove old URLs and searches from the Google Chrome bar?

On a computer, start typing what you want to search for. If a URL appears that you don’t want, hover your mouse over it and click the x button on the far right to remove the suggestion.

Alternatively, and this also works for non-URL suggestions, you can hover over anything that appears in the top bar, then press Shift + Delete.

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