How to Clear a Wikipedia Search Engine History

By Tim Mammadov

Whenever you type search items online, including the Wikipedia search engine, this information is saved in the web browser's memory. Browsing history, cookies and cache store the private data, which can be retrieved and viewed. In addition, the websites visited will be shown in the address bar, and the previous search items from all search engines will pop-up if someone starts typing the same item. You can clear this private data and prevent anyone from seeing your work using the browser's built-in utilities.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open the browser and click on the "Tools" menu option.

Step 2

Click on "Internet Options" Under "Browsing History," click on the "Delete" button.

Step 3

Check boxes next to "Temporary Internet Files", "Cookies", "Forms" and "InPrivateFilteringData".

Step 4

Click on "Delete", then on "OK" after private data has been removed. Close the Internet Options window.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open the browser and click on the "Tools" menu options.

Step 2

Click on "Clear Private Data" option. Check the boxes next to "Cache", "Cookies" and "Offline Website Data."

Step 3

Click on the "Clear Private Data Now" button.

Safari

Step 1

Start the browser and click on the "History" menu option.

Step 2

Click on "Clear History."

Step 3

Click on the "Safari" menu and then on "Empty Cache."

Tips & Warnings

  • To remove items from the address bar as well, check the "Browsing History" box for Mozilla Firefox and "History" box for Internet Explorer as described in each corresponding section for other items.