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How to Clear Search Boxes From Dogpile

by Meghan Klassen
  • Overview

    Clearing the search box on the Dogpile search engine page deletes past keywords entered as search queries, thereby maintaining search privacy. It may be especially helpful for people who use a shared computer. Clearing the search box history on Dogpile can be done at any time, but is only necessary at either the end of a browsing session or before the computer may be accessed by other users. This article focuses on clearing search history in the two most widely-used web browsers, Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5.
  • Internet Explorer 8

 
  • Step 1

    Open the Internet Explorer 8 browser by either double-clicking on the Internet Explorer Desktop icon or, on Windows operating systems, locating the Internet Explorer icon in the Start menu. You can check your Internet Explorer version by clicking "Help" in the upper right toolbar, indicated by a question mark, and selecting "About Internet Explorer.")
  • Step 2

    Click on "Safety" in the upper right toolbar. Select "Delete Browsing History..." or press Ctrl+Shift+Del simultaneously.
  • Step 3

    Ensure that the check box next to "Form data" is selected.
  • Step 4

    Click "Delete."
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5

    • Step 1

      Open the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Internet browser by either double-clicking on the Mozilla Firefox Desktop icon or, on Windows operating systems, locating the Mozilla Firefox icon in the "Start" menu. (You can check your Mozilla Firefox version by clicking "Help" in the upper left toolbar and selecting "About Mozilla Firefox.")
    • Step 2

      Click on "Tools" in the upper left toolbar and select "Clear Recent History" or press Ctrl+Shift+Del at the same time.
    • Step 3

      From the drop-down menu, choose the desired "Time range to clear."
    • Step 4

      Click the down arrow (to the left of "Details") to expand the drop-down menu, and make sure the check box next to "Form & Search History" is selected.
    • Step 5

      Click "Clear Now."
  • Dogpile recent searches

    • Step 1

      Launch your web browser and go to dogpile.com.
    • Step 2

      Click on "Preferences" on the Dogpile homepage. The link is just under the right end of the search box.
    • Step 3

      Select the "Recent Searches Off" radio button under the "Recent Searches" heading. This disables the function that stores the keywords for your 15 most recent searches until you close your Internet browser (at which point the stored "Recent Searches" keywords are cleared).
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    • Computer Internet access Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)
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    • Internet access
    • Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)
    • In earlier versions of Internet Explorer, click "Tools," then "Delete Browsing History." In the "Form data" dialogue box, click "Delete forms..." Confirm "Delete Form Data" by clicking "Yes." When the operation is complete, click "Close." In earlier versions of Mozilla Firefox, click "Tools," then "Clear Private Data..." or press Ctrl+Shift+Del. The check box next to "Saved Forms and Search History" must be selected, then click "Clear Private Data Now."
    • In earlier versions of Internet Explorer, click "Tools," then "Delete Browsing History." In the "Form data" dialogue box, click "Delete forms..." Confirm "Delete Form Data" by clicking "Yes." When the operation is complete, click "Close."
    • In earlier versions of Mozilla Firefox, click "Tools," then "Clear Private Data..." or press Ctrl+Shift+Del. The check box next to "Saved Forms and Search History" must be selected, then click "Clear Private Data Now."
    • These methods will also delete your "Form" history. Form history is information stored by an Internet browser that autocompletes usernames, passwords, and personal data, including an address or phone number.
    • These methods will also delete your "Form" history. Form history is information stored by an Internet browser that autocompletes usernames, passwords, and personal data, including an address or phone number.

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