How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari in Mac OS X

Safari (across iOS and OS X) remembers some of your recent searches and shows them to you when you start typing in the omnibar. It’s aimed as a usability feature where you can quickly repeat your search.

The problem is this recent search history is visible to all. Anyone that logs into your Mac and uses Safari can see what you’ve been searching for. If that bothers you, you should clear recent searches from Safari. And it’s possible.

Sponsored Links

How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari in Mac OS X

Here is How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari in Mac OS X:

Step 1: Open a new tab/window in Safari

Step 2: Click in the URL bar.

Sponsored Links

Note:This should be done in order to view the “Recent Searches” menu. In case you are having any URL coming up, delete it. Otherwise you won’t be able to see the menu.

Step 3: Once you see the “Recent searches” list, scroll down and you should see “Clear Recent Searches.”

Clear Recent Searches from Safari in Mac OS X

Step 4: Click on Clear Recent Searches.

Sponsored Links

At once, all the recent search terms should disappear from the list. If you happen to type a few letters in the omnibar now, you will get suggestions only from your bookmarks and history (depending on your configuration). The recent search terms will no longer be seen because they’re deleted.

After a while though, the recent search terms show up. You will have to clear them out routinely if you want to keep them off the suggestion list.

Is there a way to permanently turn this feature off? Not that we know of other than the blanket-approach: Private Browsing. In Mavericks, Safari did not come with any feature that lets you prevent recent search history. And in Yosemite, the trend continues.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

Latest Articles

New Shows on Netflix March 2019: Best Time Killing Shows to Entertain Yourself

The streaming giant Netflix has never disappointed us with new TV shows coming every month. February 2019 proved that and the list of new...

New Movies on Netflix March 2019: List of Never-Ending Entertainment

Movies on Netflix in Feb 2019 were amazing and looking at the list, new movies on Netflix March 2019 is no different. It looks...

PRODUCT(RED) iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max by Apple: Rumors

Rumors, sketchy reports, and gossips! Everything is acceptable if it is about Apple products. According to a Chinese media report on the social media...

17 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 15 February 2019

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...