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  1. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close


    I've used CCleaner for several years and now I'm not such a big fan. I still want my history deleted when I close Chrome but so far no luck after uninstalling CCleaner. I read if you change the properties for the history file in the Chrome folder to read only that will stop Chrome from saving your history, well that doesn't work.

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close Chrome without CCleaner?
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    Consider using an extension. Note: Personally I use a Chrome variant.

    See Main options screenshot here:
    What's The Best Way To Clear Google Chrome Cache

    Click&Clean - Chrome Web Store

    Or maybe try Ctrl+Shift+Del before you close Chrome and choose what to remove.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Eaglepi,

    Eaglepi said:
    I still want my history deleted when I close Chrome but so far no luck after uninstalling CCleaner. I read if you change the properties for the history file in the Chrome folder to read only that will stop Chrome from saving your history, well that doesn't work.

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close Chrome without CCleaner?

    Yes.

    Goto Google > Settings > Privacy and Security. You will see Clear Browsing Data and Cookies and Other Site Data, just change them as necessary . . .

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close-google_1.jpg

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    There are also other settings there that you can change to suit your needs.

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Eaglepi,




    Yes.

    Goto Google > Settings > Privacy and Security. You will see Clear Browsing Data and Cookies and Other Site Data, just change them as necessary . . .

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close-google_1.jpg

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close-google_2.jpg

    There are also other settings there that you can change to suit your needs.

    I hope this helps.
    Sorry I wasn't clear enough. I meant that when I close Chrome is there a way to clear all history data without me doing it manually every time I exit Chrome.
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    Eaglepi said:
    Sorry I wasn't clear enough. I meant that when I close Chrome is there a way to clear all history data without me doing it manually every time I exit Chrome.
    Use that extension but configure it correctly. It will auto clear history on closing Chrome.
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  6. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    Use that extension but configure it correctly. It will auto clear history on closing Chrome.
    Could you please be a bit more detailed, what extension and how is the correct configuration
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  7. krollo's Avatar
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    The fact Chrome doesn't have this built-in while Edge and Firefox do annoys me to no end.
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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    See screenshot. The extension is linked in my original post.

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close-click-clean.jpg

    So if you configure the option to clear private data when chrome closes it will delete history if configured.
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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    If you install it click the toolbar button then click the settings cog (top right of "Clear Private Data" button for options.

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  10. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    If you install it click the toolbar button then click the settings cog (top right of "Clear Private Data" button for options.

    Is it possible to prevent Chrome from saving history after you close-click-clean-2.jpg
    Just a quick question for my purpose, if all I want to do is make sure when I close my browsers the history is cleared I just have to click "security close browser" I assume click and clean can do this to FireFox as well?
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