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How to remove sites from best results

I have cleared my history in Safari and in my settings, but I still get annoying recommended websites even though I only put 1 letter in and I don't want that site in there any more.
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How to find a site whose name I do not remember in Chrome history?

I need to find a specific site in my Chrome history, but I don't remember the name of the site. My Chrome history is full of Youtube and Google searches so I can't just scroll before I find the site ...
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How do I prevent truncation of my Mac browser history and sync history between devices?

Recently something strange happened with my Safari browsing history. Suddenly one morning com.Apple.Safari.History started burning CPU and a zero-byte ClearHistoryInProgress file appeared in ~/Library/...
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Is there a way to merge Safari history databases?

Recently Safari had a glitch and wiped out my browsing history. I only discovered this after a couple weeks but had a backup that ran up to almost the day of the loss. I've restored the history from ...
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How to view the Safari history, pages opened on current device?

I rarely use a Mac, but I often use an iPhone and an iPad. I needed to find a page in the history of Safari that I once browsed with a Mac. But I found that in Safari the history is completely ...
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Is there any way to "unmerge" Bookmarks and History after disabling iCloud Syncing on Safari?

Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next ...
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Can I obtain the web browsing history from my in-app browsers on iOS and iPadOS?

Every week or two, time permitting, I recap my web browsing history. It provides insight into my thought processes, aids my memory and encourages some continuity of purpose. But I'm unaware of any ...
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How to access / export Safari browsing as file

How can I export my Safari browsing history? Alternatively, where does Safari store the history data? (Yes, of course, I can click history in the menu bar, but that interface isn't very useful.)
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Why history search results are different in Spotlight and in Safari search bar

Sometimes I want to search for a website I visited earlier. So I type a couple of words in Spotlight and nothing useful shows up. When I enter the same words in search bar in Safari I find the result ...
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Does Safari have an image Cache storing images from frequently visited webpages locally? If so where is it located

A website I use frequently recently changed an image that, in retrospect, I need and really should have saved. With other browsers I was able to just go into the cache files and find the locally saved ...
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How to remove autocomplete (autofill) entries from Chrome? (Shift+Fn+Delete doesn't work)

In both Firefox and Chrome (latest versions) when I start typing an address of a website I have visited before, it shows a bunch of autocomplete entries. If I want to delete a specific entry, in ...
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On iOS, clear Safari history without discarding open tabs?

In most browsers, clearing the history leaves currently opened tabs untouched. In Safari on iOS however, the only method of clearing the history I know of is Settings → Safari Clear History and ...
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How to disable Safari top hit?

As of Safari 13.1 (perhaps earlier versions as well), Safari has changed the search bar behavior: where the first result used to always be "do a search on search engine with the text I entered", the ...
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How to export Safari history to either Firefox or Chrome?

The title pretty much explains. I've tried searching and couldn't find any reliable info. Almost all posts in the internet are asked many years ago.
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Does Safari browser history DB contain transition type?

The browser history of Safari is stored in ~/Library/Safari/History.db which is a regular SQLite database. For example, it can be viewed using SQLite Browser or queried using Python. The database ...
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Can search history be seen by Apple ID?

I was searching up homework answers 3 years ago on my iPod but my cousin and I share an Apple ID that she made, and before that and before I had her Apple ID I had my Uncle's I don’t want them to know ...
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Prove that I visited a site for medical school interview

10 days ago I was awarded an interview at my dream medical school, and immediately signed up for a time slot on their website. However, I recently got an email that I actually DIDNT sign up for a time ...
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Browsers don't restore tabs after quitting in macOS Mojave

I'm new to Mac, so please be patient :) I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with macOS Mojave. Some apps are pre-installed, because it's a company laptop. So, maybe something in there, ...
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macOS - Safari function to prevent website appearing in history?

I'm looking for a solution in order to prevent certain website to appear in the Safari (macOS) history (no suggestion visibility, history appearance, …). Using Private browsing, is not an option due ...
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Unable to delete specific sites from Safari History

I'm unable to delete the two links (sites) from my Safari History - Apple Support which is actually a malicious URL. Right-click --> delete doesn't work for those 2 sites alone. Delete works for ...
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Can't delete Safari history entry on Mac!

MacBook pro 2014, OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 There're two history entries that I can't delete (as seen in pics). Whether I chose to clear history of all time or manually delete entries, it just won't work....
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See history for a specific tab in Safari with right click

Like in Chrome or Firefox, I wish to right click on the navigation arrows on the left to display the pages visited before in the current tab in Safari. Is it possible to configure this? I did not find ...
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Safari history disappears despite settings

I like to have my browser history span years back so I can look at things which may have interested me a long time ago. To pursue this desire, I have set Safari to remove history items "manually" ...
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How do I force Safari to show me Google search result pages in history?

Safari's history doesn't seem to include Google search result pages. Steps I go through which re-create this issue every time: Search for anything from Safari's omnibar. Visit a result (by clicking ...
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How to open all Safari history at once?

I was navigating through a website but I forgot which one was it now going back to Safari History and searching for the website is a painful thing to do so I was asking is there anyway to open all ...
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Why is Time Machine not saving Google Chrome History file?

I need to restore Google Chrome (Canary) browsing history from a Time Machine backup. It seems Time Machine has backed up all the profile files in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default ...
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Replacement iPhone is missing web history

I recently replaced my iPhone 6. The phone shows no web history. Can that be restored from original account?
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How can I remove specific top hits in Safari's address bar?

(Similar to this How can I remove an autocomplete suggestion from Safari's address bar?, but those answers do not help) A site I visit frequently is located at: http://example.com/sub ...
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How do I remove search suggestions from iOS Safari?

On macOS, Safari can be configured to provide search suggestions "from" a chosen search engine. A similar feature appears to be present in iOS, but it doesn't not work as expected: even when the "...
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Does Safari's history eventually get deleted?

I recently came across a folder in my computer called "History" with over 30 000 (!!) files. It seems that Safari was collecting a copy of every website I visit (probably to display it in the "history"...
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How much Safari history is kept on iPad?

How many Safari history entries are kept on iPads until automatically deleted? (Not sure if this depends on iPad model or version of iOS…)
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How to remove an entry from iOS Safari's URL bar?

On my iPad (iOS 8.3, but this also happened with earlier versions), when I start typing in the URL bar, one of the completions is a rather unsavory URL which I visited once. It appears in the "...
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Safari History gets deleted after a while?

Okay, I've had this problem for like 2 years and I'm absolutely pissed off about it. For some reason, (even though I have set "Delete History" to "Manual") my Safari history keeps getting deleted. For ...
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How to delete one history entry in Safari on iOS?

On iOS, I have the history of Safari. I want to delete some entries one by one. Is this possible ? I have tried going left — to no avail. I have an iPad mini on iOS 7.
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Safari 8 Not Clearing Redirect Data

So this is a bit complex of a question. I have a domain, and I recently switched it from one host to another. Unfortunately, Safari doesn't realize that, and instead of loading the new server with ...
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How can I remove an autocomplete suggestion from Safari's address bar?

A site that I visit frequently used to be located at: http://www.site.com/sub/dir But now it's just located it: http://www.site.com/sub The problem is, I visited the original location so often ...
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Keeping Firefox's places.sqlite file from consuming too much space in Time Machine bakckups

My Time Machine backups often consist of Firefox's places.sqlite file (which, as I understand it, contains both history and bookmarks) and little else. When I clear my browsing history the file ...
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Does Safari's history store IP addresses?

If I visited a website by name (for instance, http://askdifferent.com), does Safari's History store the IP address of the site I visited or only the name? If not in the browser history, is there ...
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Clearing the cache/history not removing form field values

I am using Firefox and Opera in OS X 10.5.8. I have cleared the cookies, history, private data number of times. But when I visit gmail/facebook, the email ID is still auto filled up. Is there anyway ...
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How to view Chrome browsing history on ipad?

There is no item 'History' in 'Chrome menu' as suggested here: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95589
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How can I sync history of Safari?

Question is in the header. I know that Google Chrome stores his history in sqlite database, and there's impossible to sync Chrome's history. Can I do this with Safari? I didn't find this option.
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Can i extract from my iPhone browser the history older than 8 days ago?

It looks like that the data older than 7 days are automatically wiped from the iphone. What's the database that stores that data, in case one exist, so that by jailbreaking my iphone i can have ...
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How can I completly clear all browser history, caches, and keychain passwords?

Borrowed a laptop from a friend and would like to clear all internet history and clear all flash caches etc, and forget passwords from the keychain (if it stores these?) Been using incognito mostly ...
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Can I see detailed browser history on the iPhone?

I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. When I go into Safari's History page, I can see my browsing history by day, but I need to know what page I visited two days ago, at a specific time. Is there any way ...
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Tips for using spotlight with webpages served via https

I've started using spotlight with webpages today. It will actually index the content of web pages in your history and bookmarks. It's great. But I can't find any documentation on how to use it. ...
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How do I remove what appears to be malicious cached javascript?

I was recently using someone else's iMac and came across some rather strange behaviour. Searches (from google and yahoo at least, I didn't test other search engines) were being redirected. After ...
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Infinite Safari history on iPad?

I really don't like to bookmark things (on iPad or other platforms) but just type a few relevent letters that bring the right site from browser history as a suggestion. However, on iPad I noticed that ...
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Is there an easy way to remove a URL from Safari's address bar history?

So, I love the new, awesomebar-style address bar in Safari 5 - with it's history search, I've gotten to the point where I no longer use bookmarks for most sites, I just remember the 2-4 letter strings ...
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