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Resetting Mac Web Browsers

Article ID = 90
Article Title = Resetting Mac Web Browsers
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 30th May 2012
Article Last Updated = 17th November 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?90

Article Brief Description:
A guide to resetting and/or clearing private date from your web browser

Resetting Mac Web Browsers

Here is all the information you need to know about resetting your Mac web browser(s). Just click on the name of the browser(s) that you use from the list below: Please also see our articles on internet security and keeping web browsers up-to-date.
NOTE: Only supported/updated web browsers are listed here.
Apple Safari
  • Clear history - go to Safari menu > Clear History… > select timeframe (as required) and then click "Clear History"
Google Chrome
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to Chrome menu > Clear Browsing Data… > select timeframe and options (as required) and then click "CLEAR BROWSING DATA"
Chromium
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to Chromium menu > Clear Browsing Data… > select timeframe and options (as required) and then click "CLEAR BROWSING DATA"
Mozilla Firefox v57 or later
  • Clear Recent History - go to History menu > Clear Recent History… > select timeframe and "Details" (as required) and then click "Clear Now"
  • Clear Logins Exceptions - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Privacy & Security on the left > under the 'Browser Privacy > Forms & Passwords' heading click the 'Remember logins for sites' "Exceptions…" button > locate sites to remove and remove them or select them all and click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Cached Web Content - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Privacy & Security on the left > under the 'Cached Web Content' heading click the "Clear Now" button
  • Clear Site Data - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Privacy & Security on the left > under the 'Site Data' heading click the "Clear All Data" button
  • Clear Pop-up Exceptions - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Privacy & Security on the left > under the 'Permissions' heading click the 'Block popup windows' "Exceptions…" button > locate sites to remove and remove them or select them all and click "Remove All Sites"
Mozilla Firefox v56.0.2 or earlier
  • Clear Recent History - go to History menu > Clear Recent History… > select timeframe and "Details" (as required) and then click "Clear Now"
  • Clear Pop-up Exceptions - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Content on the left > click 'Block popup windows' "Exceptions…" > locate sites to remove and remove them or select them all and click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Logins Exceptions - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Security on the left > click 'Remember logins for sites' "Exceptions…" > locate sites to remove and remove them or select them all and click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Cached Web Content - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Advanced on the left > Network tab > under 'Cached Web Content' click "Clear Now" and under 'Offline Web Content and User Data' click "Clear Now"
  • Clear Offline Web Content and User Data Exceptions - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Advanced on the left > Network tab > under 'Offline Web Content and User Data' click "Exceptions…" > locate sites to remove and remove them or select them all and click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Websites Allowed To Store Data For Offline Use - go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > click Advanced on the left > Network tab > under 'Offline Web Content and User Data: The following web sites are allowed to store data for offline use' select sites as required and click "Remove…"
iCab
  • Clear History - go to iCab menu > Preferences… > History icon > click "Clear History now"
  • Clear JavaScript Database - go to iCab menu > Preferences… > JavaScript icon > select "No database" from the 'Max size for Database' pop-up menu and then set the database size as required from the 'Max size for Database' pop-up menu
  • Remove Cookies - go to iCab menu > Preferences… > Cookies icon > click "Display Cookies" > Global Cookies Storage tab > select all with cmd-a and click "Delete"
  • Clear Caches - go to iCab menu > Preferences… > Caches icon > click "Clear Caches now"
Omniweb
  • Empty Cache - go to Omniweb menu > Flush Cache
  • Remove Cookies - go to Omniweb menu > Preferences… > Security icon > click "Show Cookies…" > click "Delete All"
Opera
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to Opera menu > Clear Browsing Data… > select timeframe and options (as required) and then click "Clear Browsing Data"
Seamonkey
  • Clear Private Data - go to Tools menu > Clear Private Data… > tick all options (as required) and then click "Clear Private Data Now"
  • Clear History - go to Seamonkey menu > Preferences… > under 'Browser' on the left select "History" > click "Remove Now"
  • Clear Websites Stored In The Location Bar - go to Seamonkey menu > Preferences… > under 'Browser' on the left select "History" > click "Clear Location Bar"
  • Clear Cookies - go to Seamonkey menu > Preferences… > under 'Privacy & Security' on the left select "Cookies" > click "Cookie Manager" > select 'Cookies only' from the pop-up menu in the top left > select each domain in turn below and click "Remove" at the bottom
  • Clear Cache - go to Seamonkey menu > Preferences… > under 'Advanced' on the left select "Cache" > click "Clear Cache"
Maxthon
  • TO BE CONFIRMED
Yandex
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to Yandex menu > Clear Browsing Data… > select timeframe and options (as required) and then click "Clear Browsing Data"
Brave
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to History menu > Clear Browsing Data… > select options (as required) and then click "Clear"
Vivaldi
  • Clear Private Data - go to Tools menu > Clear Private Data… > select timeframe and options (as required) and then click "Clear Browsing Data"
tenFOUR Fox
  • Clear Browsing Data - go to Tools menu > Clear Recent History… > select "Everything" from the 'Time range to clear' pop-up menu > tick all options (as required) and then click "Clear Now"
  • Clear Pop-up Exceptions - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Content tab > click 'Block popup windows' "Exceptions…" > click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Load Images Automatically Exceptions - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Content tab > click 'Load images automatically' "Exceptions…" > click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Allowed Sites for Add-ons Installation Exceptions - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Security tab > click 'Warn me when sites try to install add-ons' "Exceptions…" > click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Remember Passwords For Sites Exceptions - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Security tab > click 'Remember passwords for sites' "Exceptions…" > click "Remove All"
  • Clear Passwords - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Security tab > click "Saved Passwords…" > click "Remove All"
  • Clear Cached Web Content - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Advanced tab > Network tab > under 'Cached Web Content' click "Clear Now" and under 'Offline Web Content and User Data' click "Clear Now"
  • Clear Offline Web Content and User Data Exceptions - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Advanced tab > Network tab > under 'Offline Web Content and User Data' click "Exceptions…" > click "Remove All Sites"
  • Clear Websites Allowed To Store Data For Offline Use - go to TenFourFox menu > Preferences… > Advanced tab > Network tab > under 'Offline Web Content and User Data: The following web sites are allowed to store data for offline use' select sites as required and click "Remove…"

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