How to Delete an Auto Complete URL

By Craig Witt

By default, nearly all Web browsers store information about the websites you visit, including a record of every URL you access. Depending on the browser, this information may be stored for a few days, a few weeks, or indefinitely. Prevent an auto-completing URL from appearing in the address bar in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera by deleting the corresponding history item from your browser.

Using Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open an Internet Explorer browser window.

Step 2

Press the "Ctrl" and "H" keys simultaneously to open the History panel.

Step 3

Select "View by Site" from the drop-down menu at the top of the History panel.

Step 4

Locate the page title associated with the URL you want to remove, and then right-click the title and select "Delete." Click "Yes" when prompted by Internet Explorer.

Using Firefox

Step 1

Open a Firefox browser window.

Step 2

Press the "Ctrl" and "H" keys simultaneously to open the History panel.

Step 3

Click the "View" drop-down menu at the top of the History panel and select "By Site."

Step 4

Locate the page title associated with the URL you want to remove, single-click the item, and then press the "Shift" and "Delete" keys simultaneously.

Using Opera

Step 1

Open an Opera browser window.

Step 2

Press the "Ctrl" and "H" keys simultaneously to open the History panel.

Step 3

Locate the page title associated with the URL you want to remove, single-click the item, and then click the "Delete" button at the top of the History panel.