How to Delete the Memory Box on Google

Google.com does not retain what sites a user visits. However, Google Chrome–Google’s own search engine–does. The Google search bar that is used in a browser such as Firefox will retain sites the user has visited. This retention of sites is from the browser incorporating the Google search engine, and is not directly related to the Google search bar. To remove the history from a Google search bar in Firefox, the user must delete the history within Firefox.

Instructions

  1. Google Chrome

    • 1

      Open the Google Chrome browser.

    • 2

      Click on the “Tools” menu item and select the “Options” option.

    • 3

      Click the “Personal Stuff” tab.

    • 4

      Click “Clear browsing data.”

    • 5

      Confirm the “Clear browsing history” checkbox is selected.

    • 6

      Utilize the “Clear data from this period” drop-down menu to select a time frame of history you wish to delete.

    • 7

      Click on the “Clear Browsing Data” button.

    Firefox’s Google Search Bar

    • 8

      Open the Firefox web browser.

    • 9

      Click the “Tools” menu item and select the “Clear Recent History” option.

    • 10

      Select a time frame you wish to delete from the “Time range to clear” drop-down menu.

    • 11

      Click the “Clear Now” button.

Tips & Warnings

  • Removing the Google history in Firefox will also remove the history in Firefox’s search bar.
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