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dí76
09-28-2005, 06:12 PM
Does anyone have any idea how to delete the old addresses that stay in the IE address bar drop down. I dont want to go in and delete the browsing history cause then I will lose all of the addresses. For example my Uncle was up for a few weeks and typed in his email provider and I will never use that so I would like to take it of the address drop down. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks

Dave:)

Haffy
09-28-2005, 06:19 PM
Just my thought but maybe you will have to approach Rick about it when he comes back from his moose hunt.

blevesque
09-28-2005, 07:34 PM
I understand...gotta get the rid of the porn addresses :p

There's no easy way to do this unless you hack into the registry and delete them from there. Editing the registry is not for the computer illiterate, so if you're feeling daring, check out this Microsoft help file (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q157729)

1.Quit Internet Explorer.2.Delete all of the values except for the (Default) value from the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
NOTE: Values in this registry key are listed as Url1, Url2, Url3, and so on. If you delete only some values and the remaining values are not in consecutive numerical order, only some of the remaining entries are listed in the Address box. To prevent this behavior from occurring, rename the remaining values so that they are in consecutive numerical order.

Have fun!:D

dí76
09-28-2005, 07:38 PM
I leave the porn addresses it makes them easier to get to with the mouse when the other hand is ummmmm...... never mind ;)


I'll edit the registry thanks

WhereRWe?
09-28-2005, 08:52 PM
Hello???? This isn't difficult at all! In IE, click on tools/internet options/general.

Third box down is "History". Click on "clear history" and they're hisory.

:D :D :D

The G Team
09-28-2005, 09:10 PM
Hello???? This isn't difficult at all! In IE, click on tools/internet options/general.

Third box down is "History". Click on "clear history" and they're hisory.

:D :D :D

But, he says he does not want to delete ALL the history--just selected ones--that is more of a problem.

EGSG
09-28-2005, 09:20 PM
I have asked my very compter literate son this question, and his answer is to clean everything out. There's no practical way to selectively sort them. :(

blevesque
09-28-2005, 11:15 PM
I have asked my very compter literate son this question, and his answer is to clean everything out. There's no practical way to selectively sort them. :(
You CAN with my answer above:cool:

WhereRWe?
09-29-2005, 07:17 AM
But, he says he does not want to delete ALL the history--just selected ones--that is more of a problem.

Well, DUH! Seems like I need to pay attention more! LOL!

dí76
09-29-2005, 07:27 AM
you would think that there would be an easier way than going through the regedit but I can't find one. I wonder why you just can't right click and delete?:(

blevesque
09-29-2005, 11:19 AM
Just use Firefox ;) It's easy to delete URLs (http://downloadsquad.com/2005/07/14/browser-tip-of-the-day-delete-individual-history-entries-in-firefox/)
:cool:

WhereRWe?
09-29-2005, 07:14 PM
Just use Firefox ;) It's easy to delete URLs (http://downloadsquad.com/2005/07/14/browser-tip-of-the-day-delete-individual-history-entries-in-firefox/)
:cool:

The benefits of using Firefox keep jumping out there. Need any more reasons to switch? LOL! :D :D :D

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
09-30-2005, 07:50 AM
The benefits of using Firefox keep jumping out there. Need any more reasons to switch? LOL! :D :D :D

Before switching, read this article.

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September 27, 2005

Dear CNET members,
Once again we revisit the popular browser wars, but this time, Mozilla Firefox is in the hot seat, rather than Internet Explorer. As more and more users shift to the popular Mozilla Firefox browser, hackers follow. As a result, many recently published articles have declared Firefox to be less secure than Internet Explorer. Do you think this is true or just a crock? Is Firefox paying the ultimate price for popularity? Will it eventually become more vulnerable to attack then IE, or has it already reached that point? Where does your confidence level sit with Firefox? I know you have a lot to say, but before you hop on the soapbox, read the latest Security Watch article:

WhereRWe?
09-30-2005, 05:42 PM
[QUOTE=Trezurs*-R-*Fun]Before switching, read this article.

Then go ahead and switch. If you use common sense, keep your virus scan software up to date, and maintain a firewall, the average user should have no problems. It's the clueless that get burned. :D :D

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
09-30-2005, 06:51 PM
[QUOTE=Trezurs*-R-*Fun]Before switching, read this article.

Then go ahead and switch. If you use common sense, keep your virus scan software up to date, and maintain a firewall, the average user should have no problems. It's the clueless that get burned. :D :D

Then why switch, your logic is good both ways!!!:D :D

attroll
10-01-2005, 03:30 PM
Does anyone have any idea how to delete the old addresses that stay in the IE address bar drop down. I dont want to go in and delete the browsing history cause then I will lose all of the addresses.
There is no way that I know of to do this. But if you have an adress that you don't want to lose or use a lot then you should bookmark it.


The benefits of using Firefox keep jumping out there. Need any more reasons to switch? LOL! :D :D :D
I see no benifits to switching to Firefox. I have both and still like IE.