How to Delete Search History From Chrome

To delete your search history from Chrome, keep in mind that the steps might not be as obvious as they are with other browsers due to Chrome's streamlined design. However, once you find the Tools menu, cleaning up your history is simple.

Deleting All History
Click on the wrench icon in the top right corner of your Chrome browser. A menu will drop down. Choose Clear Browsing Data. The Clear Browsing Data menu is similar to the Clear Recent History option in Firefox. You can choose what you would like to delete and how far back you would like to clear the history.

Check off the information that you would like to remove: Clear Browsing History, Clear Download History, Empty the Cache, Delete Cookies, Clear Saved Passwords and Clear Saved Form Data. Then choose the period you would like to delete: Last Day, Last Week, Last 4 Weeks or Everything.

Deleting Selective History
To remove only a few pages from Chrome's search records, type Ctrl + H on your keyboard. Or, return to the wrench icon in the top right corner of your Chrome browser. A menu will drop down. Choose History.

A list of your recent history will appear in a new browser tab, and you can scroll down and delete the history for individual days.

Removing Sites From The Address Bar
To keep Chrome from suggesting sites you've visited in the past and accidentally airing out your browser history, go to the wrench icon in the top right corner of your Chrome browser. Choose Options, and click on the Under the Hood tab in the box that appears. Uncheck the options for Show Suggestions for Navigation Errors and Use a Suggestion Service to Help Complete Searches and URLs Typed in the Address Bar.

Going Incognito
In order to make sure that the sites you visit aren't seen, you can go into "Incognito Mode." When you are using Chrome in Incognito Mode, the sites you visit won't show up in your regular Chrome browser history, and Chrome will delete any of the cookies you pick up while you are Incognito.

To access the Incognito browser option, go to the wrench icon in the top right corner of your Chrome browser and choose New Incognito Window from the dropdown. However, Google makes abundantly clear that just because Chrome isn't tracking your history doesn't mean someone else is, so don't look at Incognito Mode as a magic Web history eraser.

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