How to Check Visited Web Pages

Surfing the Internet can be an effective way to conduct a variety of activities such as research and shopping. When you visit a Web page, your Web browser will save the Web page to a log of previously visited websites called your browser history. You can check your browser's history at any time to find and remember previously visited pages. Your browser history will display Web pages visited by any user who used the browser; some of the Web pages listed may be those visited by a different person who uses your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Web browser

Instructions

  1. Internet Explorer

    • 1

      Open Internet Explorer.

    • 2

      Click on the downward pointing blue arrow between the forward button (the right pointing arrow) and the Web address bar.

    • 3

      Select "History."

    • 4

      Browse your history by clicking on the various days and months listed; Websites visited will be listed based on when you visited them.

    Firefox

    • 1

      Open Firefox.

    • 2

      Click on the "History" menu.

    • 3

      Choose "Show All History."

    • 4

      Click on any day, month, "Last 7 days" or "This month" in the right-hand pane of the history window to display the Web pages you visited during the specified period.

    Google Chrome

    • 1

      Open Google Chrome.

    • 2

      Click on the blue wrench icon at the right-hand side of the browser window.

    • 3

      Select "History."

    • 4

      Scroll down the list of previously visited websites (most recently visited sites will be listed first) or type a word into the text box at the top of the window and click "Search History" to search the history log for sites relevant to the keyword. For instance, if you want to view websites you visited that had to do with dogs, type "dogs" and then click "Search History."

Tips & Warnings

  • You can hold down the control key and then press the "H" key to bring up the history log on many Web browsers.
  • On most Web browsers users can delete the browser history or turn off the history log completely so that no record of visited websites is created.
  • If you use different Web browsers, each has a different history log of sites you visited while using the browser.
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References

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