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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by thadchr, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. thadchr macrumors member

    thadchr

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    #1
    Is there a way I can stop google and other programs from saving the search history? I hate clicking in the search box and seeing all the **** I've previously searched for. And now as I'm typing this... I realize that this site does it as well.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    #2
    Just dump the Saved Form Information every now and then, should be in the browser prefs somewhere.

    The Form autofill feature is supposed to make it easy for you.
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    #3
    Googling nasty stuff aren't we?

    Try enabling Private Browsing.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #4
    You know, I've heard a lot of references to "private browsing" in Safari, but is this something only in Tiger? I've never seen it in Panther.

    Loving the new 'tar incarnations Sun Baked

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

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    #5
    I think that it is a Safari 2.0 thing. It is useful for internet banking etc, but I believe that it has other uses too. ;)
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #6
    It's not the sites that save the information. It's the browser. Just disable the feature (uncheck Other Forms under Safari preferences -> AutoFill)
     

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  7. thadchr thread starter macrumors member

    thadchr

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    #7
    I guess I should have mentioned that I have Windows... and I guess that means I probably shouldn't be posting on macrumors for this problem... but somehow has to know anyway right? :p Thanks in advance.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    Private browsing comes in handy any time you do something at all sketchy...something you wouldn't wants someone looking over your shoulder to see autofill...:D :p
     
  9. joker2 macrumors 6502a

    joker2

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    DC area
    #9
    Tools --> Internet Options has the buttons for clearing the cache, cookies, and I believe there's a tab that will let you get to the forms auto-fill -like feature as well.

    (My windows machine is currently in storage...)
     
  10. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    #10
    On windows, Im pretty sure its very simple.

    WHat you do is, type in a letter or a few so the choice list comes down... put your mouse of the top one so it is highlighted and press the "Delete" key... not backspace. I think this deletes them... from what I remember. It doesn't work on Mac OS X though
     
  11. thadchr thread starter macrumors member

    thadchr

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    Thanks a lot haiggy. Seems like I should have known that after so many years on Windows, but I guess you learn something new everyday.:)
     

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