How to Get Rid of Purple Highlighted Items That You Have Clicked on

By Charles Jackson

In some web browsers, when you click on a link, it becomes purple or another color afterwards, showing you that you have already visited that link before. For some people, this can be an annoyance or even an infringement of privacy. To solve the problem, you can simply delete your browsing history from your computer. The process varies depending on the browser you are using.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the small cogwheel icon in the top-right corner of the Internet Explorer window.

Step 2

Click "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click the "General" tab.

Step 4

Press the "Delete" button underneath the "Browsing History" section.

Step 5

Select all of the options that you want to delete and press "Delete."

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Choose "Clear Recent History" from the "Tools" menu in the main toolbar.

Step 2

Select "Everything" in the drop-down box beside "Time Range to Clear."

Step 3

Select the types of data that you want to clear and then click "Clear Now" to delete your browsing history.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the spanner icon in the top-right of the Google Chrome window and select "Options."

Step 2

Select the page "Under the Bonnet." On some versions, it is "Under the Hood."

Step 3

Click "Clear browsing data..."

Step 4

Select the options to clear and press "Clear browsing data" to delete your web browsing history.