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That Helpful Google List


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#1 Reena

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:58 AM

This morning I received the following e-mail request for help from a friend.


QUOTE: you know when you get
google up and type in a web site you want, and then search, and the next time
you do it a lit of everyone you have ever contacted comes up, is there a way
of deleting any of the names, my granddaughter says she has never found a
way. I have got loads of them which I don't use any more and the list is
getting longer. UNQUOTE

I know what she means and I hope you do also! Is there a way of removing this helpful completion of a URL when entered into the GOOGLE search box?

My thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:09 AM

Try clearing your Internet History, Temp files, Form Data, etc in Internet Explorer - Tools.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

I know what she means and I hope you do also! Is there a way of removing this helpful completion of a URL when entered into the GOOGLE search box?

Are you referring to Auto complete?

"Turning off AutoComplete completely
If you don't like seeing your user names, passwords, and other information sitting in drop-down windows, tell Windows to stop by doing this:

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu.
3. Click the Content tab.
4. Click the AutoComplete button.
5. Click to remove checkmarks from these items:

* Web addresses
* Forms
* User names and passwords on forms
* Prompt me to save passwords

6. Click the Clear Forms button.
7. Click the Clear Passwords button.
8. Click OK."

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:52 PM

Isn't this the same as the normal sort of what I call PC "housekeeping"? I think she is referrring only to the GOOGLE drop-down list which tries to be helpful. I don't seem to have this list but I am fanatical about CCleaner etc.
Would following the above remove the google list, please?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:34 PM

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Hiya,

I do believe that the Google site has its own history remover. To access this you must be logged on as a member and have installed the Google toolbar.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:35 PM

Is she using the Google tool bar?
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ttp://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=9271&topic=11763

Edited by garmanma, 17 October 2007 - 03:38 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

If you are talking about the Google Tool bar, click on the arrow pointing down, You should now see the last 10 items you looked for...just under this on the right there is clear search history...just click that.
If you are talking about others why not try the help pages?
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:59 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions. I have passed them on to my friend who is completely non-literate where a PC is concerned!
It is possible that the Google bar has been installed with some other software and I will tell her so.

THANK YOU, ALL.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:57 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions. I have passed them on to my friend who is completely non-literate where a PC is concerned!
It is possible that the Google bar has been installed with some other software and I will tell her so.

THANK YOU, ALL.

I'm not sure if Google does, but I know the Yahoo tool bar is included in some things. So it wouldn't surprise me if it was
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:45 PM

Hi,
In reply to you Mark Also Known As (AKA) Garmanma......

Yes! The Google Toolbar is also offered in other programs as well.
Anyway Happy surfing and helping!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:35 PM

Here an easy way to do that.


ZAP ALL SEARCH ENTRIES IN GOOGLE
Click in the blank box,move down to highlight the first one and then hold down the delete key and it will zap them all.

Edited by bicycle bill, 19 October 2007 - 06:49 PM.





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