When using the Edge web browser you may need to clear out your browser history from time to time, perhaps for reasons of privacy, perhaps because you inadvertently visited the wrong site and don’t want it cluttering up your History tab. Fortunately, Edge offers a number of convenient ways to clear out your browser’s history. You can purge the entire history at once, or delete specific sections of your browsing history.
To delete your Edge browser’s history, you first have to visit the History view in the Hub.There are two different ways to view your browser’s History tab. The first way is to go to the Hub menu by clicking on the Hub button in the upper right-hand corner of the Edge window. From the Hub pane, click on the History button, which will resemble a small clock. The Edge browser will immediately display your browsing history. The second way is to hit the CTRL+H keys simultaneously, which will also summon the Hub pane with the browsing history already loaded.
Once you are in the History view, you can delete large chunks of your web history at once by clicking on the Clear Browsing Data link towards the top of the Hub. This will take you to a dialog box offering you options for clearing your browsing data. There are a number of checkboxes that let you specify which specific items will be deleted: browsing history, cookies and saved website data, download history,, autofilled forms, passwords, and content licenses. Once you have made your selections, click the Clearbutton at the bottom of the dialog box, and the Edge browser will clear the specified data.
You can also wipe out individual pages from your History tab, if you inadvertently visit a website you don’t wish to have preserved in your browsing history. On the History view, each visited website has a gray X next to it. Click that X, and the Edge browser will remove that specific website from your history.