Delete history, is that really going to help? Well, it can. It’s a great first step when you’re experiencing problems with your browser. If your on the internet and it starts taking longer and longer to load a page, or there not loading at all, this is a good time to clear your browsing history and your cache. It clears things up and lets you start fresh which almost always takes care of the problem.

There are other reasons to delete your browsing history too. You never know when some friend may pop by and ask to borrow your computer, or some co-worker helps themselves to your internet capabilities. That’s why it’s always a great idea to delete your history on your Mac when your sharing computer or someone may use it. So you see that deleting your history is not just a great way to keep your Mac working efficiently, it’s also a great way to keep your private things private.

How to Delete History in Your Mac’s Browser

When deleting my history on my Mac, I always find that the browser runs more proficiently. I also have less errors and slow processing times. Deleting the history regularly is also a great idea if you’re worried about your privacy. For instance, if you share your Mac and you often go on to banking sites you wouldn’t want that information to become viewable would you? You may trust the person, but it’s still a good idea to keep private things private. Remember that when you delete a site your browser won’t just bring it up again. To fix that make sure you either bookmark it or write it down before clearing your history.

Follow these steps to clear your browser’s history:

Safari: At the top of the browser click on History. Next, scroll down and click Clear History. A separate window will appear and warn you that you’re about to Clear History, click OK.

Google Chrome: At the top of the browser click on History. Next, scroll down and click Show Full History. The click the tab that says Clear All Browsing Data, click OK.

FireFox: At the top of the browser click Tools. Next click on Clear Recent History. Select how much history you want to clear. Then click Clear No

Get Help to Delete History On A Mac

To optimize your Mac’s performance you can use a Mac cleaner. A Mac cleaner is an app or program that you download onto your Mac and it cleans up certain areas on your computer. It can clean up the cache, clear any cookies, and delete the history from your Mac’s hard disk. You can even set it up to do so automatically, such as having it clear your cache or history, or both, at 3 a.m. each day.

Some other benefits of a Mac cleaner is using it to manage your routine tasks, keeping your Mac clean, secure and reliable, as well as a recovery tool. Most of these programs are also great memory optimizers. When your Mac starts to freeze, if could be due to low memory. A good Mac cleaner will go in and free up space to stop from your Mac freezing up. A great Mac cleaner to use is MacKeeper.

To Keep Mac Fast Delete More Than Just History

Cleaning the cache on your Mac is another great way to keep your Mac running fast and properly. Whenever you open up a website, your Mac will automatically search your cache. This is the way for Safari to retrieve a website faster. If the website you have opened seems to be bit outdated or opens improperly, then emptying the cache could help.

Follow these steps to empty your cache:

Safari: At the top of your browser click Safari. Then click Empty Cache. You will be presented with a new window, click Empty.

FireFox: Go to your FireFox menu bar and select Preferences. Then select Advanced Network. Click on Cached Web Content and then Clear Now.

Google Chrome: At the top of the browser click on Chrome. Then scroll down and click on Clear Browsing Data. Select Empty Cache and the time you want to go back in history. Then click Clear Browsing Data.

Delete Your Mac Browser’s History, Cache, Cookies, and Duplicates?

Yes indeed, delete them all. Why duplicates? You should also delete any duplicate files that are on your Mac because they are just another space stealer. Duplicate files will also slow down your Mac and process information slower. This is something a Mac cleaning program will be able to help you with as well. Now that you know how to delete history and other non-essential files on a Mac, you will be able to have a machine that is running efficiently and properly, as well as safely hidden from prying eyes.

50 Kimberly Carver


Kimberly Carver is a trained Mac Specialist/Expert. Trained both in school and on the job she continues to educate herself about Macs at every opportunity she gets. Kim’s official training and areas of expertise include: Mac specialist, AOL IT Tech, certified paralegal, research specialist, and licensed private investigator.