Erase Google Toolbar History

This clears your google search history in the toolbar and in the toolbar only. Erase your tracks.

A commonly asked question is how one erases the search history from the google toolbar. This method will delete the search history from the google toolbar only. You must erase your browser search history through other methods.

This may appear slightly different in different browsers or different versions of the toolbar; however, the method should work in a similar fashion.

Type something in the Google Search box. You can click the clear search history link at the bottom of the drop box box that appears. Here’s an example in the current version of Firefox:

In this older version on IE6, you would click the clear history link.

All of your previous searches will now be removed from the drop down box.

Clearing your toolbar history is different than clearing your browser memory. If you are looking for help there, the articles below may help.

Erasing IE’s Browser History is a separate process entirely.
Erasing IE’s AutoCompletion History is also a separate recipe.

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  • Thanks mate, it worked as promised. I wonder what other neat things am I going to learn here.

  • Michal Patch 2008

    I have done it and It worked really well, thanks

  • Thanks, I successfully used this neat trick. 🙂

  • maira

    sure, all of your suggestions work- but for windows
    what about mac? i’m having a hard time here hahaha please help!

  • Anonymous

    A basic but useful inform for the internet users.

  • Anonymous

    how can i delete google history from google bar

  • Anonymous

    what if the drop box is to large to get to the clear search history, i cant even get to it. there has to be another way other than the drop box with all the past searches.

  • dean

    Why do search results appear in my toolbar that I have never searched before as I start typewriting. Does google do some advanced determination of what I might be looking for or does it find popular related global matches?


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    rightclick then erase history