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IE Bleg

Can someone tell me why after I clear history, URLs still show up in the address bar?

Update: All better now.

10 Responses to “IE Bleg”

  1. countertop Says:

    You need to also clear your forms and auto complete (i think thats what its called). I usually don’t have that problem since I use Safari on my mac and don’t go to web pages. Anyway its under the same option that allows you to clear passwords, etc.

  2. SayUncle Says:

    I tried that already. No luck.

  3. David Says:

    Why? So when you’ve been going places you shouldn’t have, and your spouse or significant other comes home early, your blood pressure can reach unheard of heights as you panic to remove them. Didn’t you know Bill Gates owns large parts of most drug companies?

  4. David Says:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q323687 may help.

    IN a previous life in Net tech support this method would sooth panicking callers:

    Click on Start, then Run.
    Type regedit in the box provided.
    In Regedit navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs
    Then just delete all of the keys that list the URL’s you no longer want to see.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    Egad. None of that worked. No, not hiding from the wife just purging my work PC on my last day.

  6. countertop Says:

    Tools
    Internet Options
    Content
    Auto Complete

    Unclick the little check boxes then click Clear Forms Clear Passwords.

    If that doesn’t work, I don’t know. Have you tried to restart the computer?? Might want to do that and then see what happens.

  7. SayUncle Says:

    Cool. That worked.

  8. Chris Wage Says:

    [insert joke about not using IE here]

  9. Magus Says:

    Try a little program called “Crap Cleaner” at http://www.ccleaner.com.

    It works nice for cleaning up IE and Firefox, and a lot of other programs.

    I don’t have any connection to the authors/owners of that program, I just like it.

  10. freddyboomboom Says:

    This is late, but my solution to returning a work laptop and making sure that it has no “incriminating” evidence is to completely wipe the hard drive.

    There are more than a few security distributions of Linux that run off the CD and have tools to overwrite the hard drive.

    Then you can install Linux or one of the BSD’s or even x86 Solaris and watch the IT flunkies freak out… 🙂