Clear Just Safari History and Leave Cookies and Data?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 3282868, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. 3282868 macrumors 603

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    Clearing history in Safari 8.0 in Yosemite now clears everything, which means logins are lost and verified computers are reset (a big PITA with financial and other sites that require a one-time verification on unfamiliar systems). I don't use private browsing as I like to revisit sites during my workday and it also does not save verified systems for logins.

    Is there a way to clear JUST your browsing history? Many have filed this annoyance with Apple and yet not one developer I know has received any acknowledgement. I would have to have to leave Safari for Firefox or Chrome, but I will if I have to. Thanks!
     
  2. dthai316 macrumors newbie

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    History -> Show all history -> Command A (to select all) -> delete
     
  3. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

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    That worked, thanks, but that seems silly when Apple could simply allow users to select what they want cleared instead of forcing everything. This could also confuse a lot of Mac users who aren't tech savvy. Bad move.
     
  4. h4nc0 macrumors member

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  5. bmac89 macrumors 65816

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    It seems Apple are continuing further down the path of over simplifying and 'dumbing things down' to the point where a simple task actually requires multiple steps to achieve.

    I see no reason or benefit to remove a basic feature like this.
     
  6. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Exactly. As I stated on another thread:

     
  7. Graig macrumors 6502

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    And what happens when Safari preference Remove history items after.... runs automatically, do we lose it all here too?
     

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