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There are many benefits derived from deleting your Internet browsing history on a regular basis.
As an example, I receive frantic emails and messages all the time from people who are having strange browser issues.
In every one of those situations I always recommend that they try clearing their browser history before trying anything else.
And guess what? It clears the problem right up more often than not.
Truth be told, there are several other benefits to periodically deleting your browsing history as well.
Unfortunately, many users discover that navigating to the screen where they can delete the browser cache, stored cookies, and history of visited web pages can be time consuming and confusing, especially if they regularly use more than one browser.
Luckily, there is a super-fast way to get to that page by pressing a single key combination. Just press Ctrl+Shift+Del and the settings page where you select the Internet history items to be deleted will be displayed in a flash.
This tip works in all of the most popular web browsers. Give it a try!
Important: If you stay logged into certain websites, clearing the cookies from your browser could automatically log you out of those sites.
Make sure you remember the passwords to your online accounts (or have them written down) before clearing the browser cookies.
If you don’t have your passwords written down and you don’t remember them, you could well end up getting locked out of one or more accounts after you delete your browser cookies. Just sayin’.
This is just one of several reasons why I don’t recommend allowing your browser to store your passwords and log you in to your accounts automatically. You might want to read this post to for more info on that.