In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to specify how many days to keep pages in history (Internet Explorer)...
Tame your computer - go back in time
One of my own all-time favourite ways to go back to a web page I’ve visited before is to simply type part of its title in the browser’s address bar. A list of websites you visited containing that title pops up and you can use your arrow keys or your mouse to open it.
If you like this way of working, you might want to change the number of days that pages are kept in the history. Mine were set at 20 days – the default - but you can go as high as 999.
1. Click on the Tools button. (Or press ALT + X.)
2. Click on Internet options (or press its underscored letter o).
3. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Settings.
4. On the History tab change the number of days you want Internet Explorer to keep track of the pages you visit. (If you don't want a webpage history, you can set the number of days to 0.)
5. Click OK twice.
Please be aware that there is a chance that this option has been disabled by the IT department where you work.
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