How Do You Keep Someone From Clearing Safari's History?

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  1. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    My GF keeps clearing the history and I don't want her to clear Safari's history. I think she is up to no good. Also, any way to restore the history once it has been cleared? Thanks!
     
  2. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Take my girlfriend out of the equation and replace it with someone's kid. This might be something useful for parents who want to monitor kids' activities or prevent kids from erasing their internet activity
     
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  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Parental controls in Leopard allow you to monitor someone's surfing history.

    However, in my experience they also slow things down horribly and arbitrarily ban sites that you don't want to ban.

    If you just want to preserve your own history and not have her constantly erasing it, then set her up with her own account.
     
  5. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trust me; I am looking for a reason.
     
  6. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    That sounds like a reason to me.
     
  7. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Could you get Time Machine to back up the browser cache folder? (Assuming you have Leopard and an external drive.)

    Greg
     
  8. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular

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    Tell her not to. Or get a different browser and maybe she wont know how to clear it.
     
  9. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    Don't do that. Safari rocks. Just get a different girlfriend.:cool:
     
  10. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Quick and dirty approach - write a little bash script to copy the relevant history file(s) to some other place and set launchd to run it every minute (or whatever) when the computer's going to be used.
     
  11. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    install a key logger. But I'm with the others, if u don't trust her then ditch her.
     
  13. joshnegron macrumors newbie

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    Monitoring Safari history

    How would I do what Zortrium described above??
     
  14. John T macrumors 68020

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    In my opinion, the best way is to set up separate accounts. That way she won't be able to use "your" browser. ;)
     
  15. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    I found this on the apple discussions:

    source
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I find it funny that people say dump her, you say you're looking for a reason...do you need a reason? Man up.

    To watch her history I would simply use parental controls or keep her off your computer.
     
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    Is there a way to retrieve Safari History on an iPod Touch if I don't have a Mac? Does anyone know if there is an App I can install that will track Safari page visits?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Unless she is using your computer, or your account, what exactly gives you the right to do this?
     
  20. DrDomVonDoom macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Load the machine with a keylogger.
     

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