Reformatted computer, Chrome still showing purple links for sites I've visited?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ozreth, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    So I just reformatted my HD completely. The first thing I did after a fresh install of OSX is download Google Chrome. To my surprise, google is still showing purple links for sites that I visited before the restore. Whats going on here?

    Thanks : )
     
  2. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't make sense...

    But, a simple fix to your solution is:

    1) Click the wrench icon in the top left of the browser
    2) Scroll down and click on "Options"
    3) Click "Under the Hood"
    4) Click "Clear Browsing Data..."

    *Voila* No more purple links.;)
     
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Are you signed in under your Google username while surfing on Chrome? Might that have something to do with it?
     
  5. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Oh this could be it. Yeah I am typically logged in. Thanks!
     
  6. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    If that is the cause, I don't like that. Why would I want Google to have a database of every website and page I go to?
     
  7. soley macrumors newbie

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  8. sojiro macrumors newbie

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    It really sucks. On my windows pc I have admuncher that eats all those tracking sites and ads and all that crap. Thanks to admuncher I can use whatever browser.

    On my Mac I am unfortunately stuck to Firefox because of Adblock and NoScript.

    Firefox aint a bad browser, but it is slow!
     
  9. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ironically, I care a whole lot less about a device knowing where I'm at and using that information AT TIMES to enhance a service.

    Collecting an entire database of EVERY site I go to on the internet is a whole different level...IF that is indeed what Chrome is doing. I only made a general statement that if that's what was happening, I wouldn't like it.
     

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