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Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge – Tutorial

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Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge - Tutorial: A picture of the browser history shown in the Hub of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge: Overview

            You can access and manage browser history in Microsoft Edge by using the Hub in Microsoft Edge. You can open the Hub by clicking the “Hub” button at the right end of the command bar at the top of the Microsoft Edge window. The Hub appears in a pane at the right side of the window. If you want to pin the Hub so that it will stay open until you close it, click the “Pin this pane” button in the upper-right corner of the Hub pane. Otherwise, this pane will close when you click away from it. If you pin it open, you can close it by clicking the “Close this pane” button, which looks like an “X,” in the upper-right corner of the Hub pane.

            To manage browser history in Microsoft Edge, click the “History” button, which looks like a clock, at the top of the Hub pane. The web pages you have visited in the past will then appear in the Hub in chronological order by the date and time you viewed them. The most recently viewed pages appear at the top of the list.

Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge - Tutorial: A picture of the browser history shown in the Hub of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge – Tutorial: A picture of the browser history shown in the Hub of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

            The page links are grouped together by date into collapsible and expandable sections with arrows at their left sides. You can click these arrows to expand and collapse the links within each group. You can also right-click any grouping and choose either the “Expand all” or “Collapse all” links to expand all groups or collapse all groups within the Hub pane. You can also delete an entire group by clicking the “Delete” button, which looks like an “X,” at the right end of any group.

            You can click any web page link within the “History” pane to reopen that page within the current tab in Microsoft Edge. To delete a single link from the “History” pane, click the “Delete” button, which looks like an “X,” at the right end of the link or right-click the link and then select the “Delete” command from the pop-up menu that appears.

            You can right-click a link in the “History” pane to view the available commands you can perform on the link. In addition to the “Delete” command, you can also select the “Open in new tab” command to open the link in a new tab or select the “Open in new window” command to open the link in a new window. For some links, you may also be able to select the “Delete all visits to (site name)” command, if it appears. If selected, this command deletes the link you right-clicked and any other links to the selected site that appear within your history.

            To delete all your browser’s history, click the “Clear all history” link towards the upper-right corner of the “History” pane to open the “Settings” pane at the right side of the window. Ensure the “Browsing history” checkbox is checked and then click the “Clear” button to delete all of the browsing history.

Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge: Instructions

  1. To open the Hub, click the “Hub” button at the right end of the command bar at the top of the Microsoft Edge window.
  2. To pin the Hub so it will stay open until you close it, click the “Pin this pane” button in the upper-right corner of the Hub pane. Otherwise, this pane will close when you click away from it.
  3. If you pin it open, you can close it by clicking the “Close this pane” button, which looks like an “X,” in the upper-right corner of the Hub pane.
  4. To manage browser history in Microsoft Edge, click the “History” button, which looks like a clock, at the top of the Hub pane.
  5. The web pages you have visited in the past will then appear in the Hub in chronological order by the date and time you viewed them. The most recently viewed pages appear at the top of the list.
  6. The page links are grouped together by date into collapsible and expandable sections with arrows at their left sides.
  7. To expand and collapse the links within each group, click these arrows.
  8. To expand all groups or collapse all groups within the Hub pane, right-click any grouping and choose either the “Expand all” or “Collapse all” links.
  9. To delete a group, click the “Delete” button, which looks like an “X,” at the right end of any group.
  10. To reopen a page within the current tab in Microsoft Edge, click any web page link within the “History” pane.
  11. To delete a single link from the “History” pane, click the “Delete” button, which looks like an “X,” at the right end of the link or right-click the link and then select the “Delete” command from the pop-up menu that appears.
  12. To view the available commands you can perform on a link, right-click a link in the “History” pane.
  13. To open the link in a new tab, select the “Open in new tab” command.
  14. To open the link in a new window, select the “Open in new window” command.
  15. For some links, you may also be able to select the “Delete all visits to (site name)” command, if it appears. If selected, this command deletes the link you right-clicked and any other links to the selected site that appear within your history.
  16. To delete all your browser’s history, click the “Clear all history” link towards the upper-right corner of the “History” pane to open the “Settings” pane at the right side of the window.
  17. Ensure the “Browsing history” checkbox is checked and then click the “Clear” button to delete all of the browsing history.

Manage Browser History in Microsoft Edge: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Manage Browser History in the Hub,” shows you how to manage browser history in Microsoft Edge. This video lesson on how to manage browser history in Microsoft Edge is from our complete Windows 10 training, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

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