How to Erase a Search on Mac
Mac OS X is an operating system developed by Apple and known for its simple interface and aesthetics. The operating system has a built-in search tool called Spotlight as well as a pre-installed browser that you can use to search the Internet. If you're concerned about privacy, you can take steps to erase your search tracks after using your Mac computer.
Click the magnifying glass-shaped icon in the top right-hand corner of the Mac's screen to open the Spotlight search menu.
Highlight and delete any text in the search box to instantly clear the search. Spotlight does not save searches beyond what's entered into the search box.
Launch Safari, the Mac's default Internet browser, by double-clicking its icon in the Mac's "Applications" folder.
Click "Safari" in the top menu bar of Safari.
Select "Reset" from the drop-down menu. A dialog window will appear. Check all of the boxes, including the "AutoFill" box that saves all text you've previously entered into Safari's search box.
Press the "Reset" button. The browser will now erase all of your Mac's past Internet browsing and search history.
Tips & Warnings
- Consult your user's manual if you use another browser, such as Opera or Firefox, and want to delete your history and search.