How to Erase the Yahoo Search History

By Mia Savchenko

When you type something into the Yahoo search box, a drop-down list of past searches shows up. Yahoo doesn't save what you type, but your web browser does. The search terms are automatically saved when the AutoComplete feature is enabled. It stores data from past searches on the Web. You can delete Yahoo search history using the three most common browsers available by following these steps.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6 or Higher

Step 1

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

Step 2

Select "Internet Options." A small window will pop up.

Step 3

Click the "Content tab." On the "Personal Information" frame, click the "AutoComplete" button.

Step 4

Uncheck the "Forms" box.

Step 5

Click the "Clear Forms" button.

Step 6

Click "OK" for the changes to take effect.

Mozilla Firefox Version 3.x

Step 1

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

Step 2

Select "Options," then "Privacy."

Step 3

Go the "History" frame and uncheck the box "Remember What I Enter in Forms and the Search Bar".

Step 4

Click "OK" for changes to take effect.

Safari Browser

Step 1

Go to the "Safari" menu and select "Preferences." A list of menus will pop up.

Step 2

Select "Autofill."

Step 3

Go to the "Other forms" line, and select the "Edit" button.

Step 4

Search for "Yahoo.com" among the list of sites where Autofill feature is applied.

Step 5

Select "Yahoo.com," then "Remove," then "Done."

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