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    Clearing Google Search History

    Something I happened upon by sheer accident

    Don't know if this will work in other browsers...I use Firefox...

    After you've got your drop-down menu there...highlight the top one...hold the Shift key down...and press and hold Delete...

    It should automatically scroll deleting almost everything in it's path.

    Or...to delete individually...just press delete as you require.

    Eg

    EDIT: I know there are easier ways in IE to do this...but...all the same...

    Just tried it in IE...you can do it there too...but you have to repeatedly hit the delete button...you can't hold it down too...so...you can do IE this way but you have to do it one at a time...fast-fire

    Apparently it works in all drop-down search boxes...I just cleared my PM menu the same way.

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    Ctrl+Shift+Del --> Only Check Clear Browser History (Firefox)

    Or for either go to Tools --> Options (or on Firefox you can also go to Clear Private Data)..

    There are plenty of ways to clear browser history... This was seems a little more tedious you have to hold it to the end of the list... if ya have a long list you might not want to sit and wait.. still cool none-the-less...

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    Nothing really new, I always deleted my google history that way :P...

    BTW, in IE I never had to delete it one at a time. I just had to hold it down. But that could have been an older version of IE since I rarely use IE now...
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    Hmmm this sounds like it should be in the Tips 'n Tricks area..

    Other then that a somewhat useful tip instead of doing it ye old way..

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    I don't see it as that useful, why would you want to delete you search history? Unless of course you are on a shared machine and have been searching for something that you shouldn't have been, in which case it's your own fault and you should deal with the consequences.
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    Ahh, and here I thought this way how to delete google's record of your searches... now how will I ever clear out that shrimp?

    However, anyone know of a way to do that?
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    buddy thats good it will be very helpfull to me.thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakain Zeil
    Ahh, and here I thought this way how to delete google's record of your searches... now how will I ever clear out that shrimp?

    However, anyone know of a way to do that?
    Do you mean the Personalized Search History? If so, this link will delete all of it and disable personalized search (it seems they removed the option from the menu now - bookmarks ftw)

    https://www.google.com/accounts/Dele...e?service=hist

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