Clear browsing history manually
Why can't i delete my browsing history manually anymore? The only thing i can do is delete pages one by one, not a few at a time, as i used to. I don't want to delete all of my browsing history of the last days or want to delete pages completely from my history. Just would like to, for example, delete a few pages i visited while searching for a product and now getting drowned in ads about them... For me clearing the browsing history manually worked fine. Is there any way to do it like this now?
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Hi, what method are you using to delete browsing history? For example:
- Open the Library window using "Show All History" or Ctrl+Shift+h
- Display the relevant entries in the list in the right panel by using either the date range selectors in the left column or the small search box at the upper right
- Single click the first item you want to delete and then add to your selection by either Shift+clicking the last item in a range of items, or Ctrl+click individual items (or Ctrl+A to Select All)
- Press the Delete key on the keyboard (or use the right-click context menu)
But about this:
Just would like to, for example, delete a few pages i visited while searching for a product and now getting drowned in ads about them...
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