How to Remove Highlighted Links on Craigslist

By Abby Vaun

When you click on the different links on Craigslist, every time you go back to the site the links you clicked are displayed in a different color. The highlighted links let you know what links you've visited but also shows anyone who uses your computer what Craigslist links you are clicking. If you want to keep your Craigslist activity private and remove the highlighted links, you need to remove the site from the history in your browser. You can delete just Craigslist from your history or clear your entire browsing history.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the "Favorites" icon at the top right corner of the IE browser. It looks like a star.

Step 2

Click the "History" tab in the Favorites window.

Step 3

Click the down arrow and select "Search History" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Enter "Craigslist" in the search field.

Step 5

Right-click on the result and click "Delete." Do this for each Craigslist result. You can also clear your entire browsing history. It will delete every site you've visited in addition to the Craigslist links you've clicked. Click the "Tool" icon next to the Favorites icon and click "Safety." Select "Delete Browsing History" and make sure there is a check mark in the box next to "History." Click "Apply."

Firefox

Step 1

Click the orange button on the top left corner of your Firefox browser. It is labeled "Firefox."

Step 2

Click "History" from the pop-out menu and click "Show All History." A new window opens with a list of your browsing history.

Step 3

Enter "Craigslist" in the search bar.

Step 4

Right-click on the search result and click "Forget About This Site." Do this for each result you want to delete. To clear your entire history, including sites other than Craigslist, repeat Step 1 and click "Clear Recent History." Click the down arrow next to "Time Range to Clear" and select "Everything." Make sure the box next to "Browsing & Download History" is checked and click "Clear Now."

Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the "Tools" icon at the top right corner of your Chrome browser. It looks like a wrench.

Step 2

Click "History" and click "Edit Items" link at the top right corner of the page.

Step 3

Check the boxes next to Craigslist results and click "Remove Selected Items."

Step 4

Click the "Done Removing Items" link at the top right corner of the page. To delete your entire Chrome browsing history, select the wrench icon at the top right corner of your browser. Click "Tools" and then "Clear Browsing Data." Choose the time frame and make sure the box next to "Clear Browsing History" is checked. Click the "Clear Browsing Data" button.