How to Search Browser History

By Eric Som

The ability to search your Web browsing history can come in handy if you are looking for a specific website that you visited and you cannot remember its URL. Fortunately, most, if not all, Web browsers allow Internet users the capability of searching through their browsing history. Another benefit of accessing your Web browsing history is that it allows you to delete specific URLs without clearing your entire cache, which can be helpful if you are concerned about privacy.

Google Chrome 5.0

Step 1

Launch Chrome, click on the wrench icon and then choose “History.” The "History" tab opens, displaying a list of websites you have visited.

Step 2

Scroll through the list of URL links by date.

Step 3

Click on the “Older” link at the bottom of the page to find URLs that are not displayed on the current page. Clicking on a specific link opens the website you visited.

Internet Explorer (IE) 8

Step 1

Open IE and then press and hold the “Control” and “H” keys on your keyboard. The "History" tab opens.

Step 2

Select “Search History” from the "History" tab menu, type a description of the website you are looking for in your browsing history and then select the “Search now” button.

Step 3

Choose the “View by date” option from the "History" tab menu if you would simply like to search your browsing history by date and then click on the date link displayed to see the list of URLs you visited. You have the option of opening or deleting the URLs displayed by right-clicking on the link.

Firefox 3.6

Step 1

Open Firefox and then click on the “History” menu.

Step 2

Choose “Show all history” and then choose a specific date to view the website links.

Step 3

Right click on any specific link and then choose the appropriate option for your needs; you have the option of opening or deleting the link.