Browsing history shenanigans.

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  1. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    So, I have my internet options set to "Delete browsing history on exit". So, thus, on exit, it's supposed to delete my history, cookies, temporary files, and all that. I made sure to set it to where it doesn't maintain information from favorited sites...

    But, lo, it's not deleting on exit. I came turned off the browser a while ago and when I came back, I was still signed in here and my history from the other sites I visited were still listed. What's happening?

    I'm running internet explorer 9 on windows 7. Give me a clue here, I'm confused.
     
  2. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Another development:
    I just manually deleted browsing history, and I'm still signed in... what is happening here?
     
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    Or use in private browsing. Open your internet window, than press Control+Shift+P that will activate private. The new internets have some stupid "restore last session" thing that MAY override the delete browsing histroy. It's annoying at first, but when you do it all the time, the InPrivate will be second nature.
     
  4. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    That restore last session bullshit I just noticed as well... huh... well I wonder if there is any way to disable that. Hopefully so, this computer is slow enough as is without worrying about having to delete browsing history after every session. And, I'll be honest, I don't want my parents prying into my life. There kind of over protective of me, and if they see the slightest thing that upsets them it's over for me...
     
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    What are you signing in using? I have my Gmail account set to not track my browsing. For minimum history tracking, I suggest Google Chrome. When you delete your history, you can delete everything. (Of course google still has info stored somewhere, but I don't think you can access it). When I delete my history, it signs me out of everything except my google account.
     
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    Just get Google Chrome and use Incognito all the time. It's not like they'll know about it, right?
     
  7. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    But this also raises another question, why is it that it didn't do this before? I've checked, and up until now my browsing history has been being deleted on exit... why is this kicking into gear now?

    EDIT: I would rather not use google chrome, ever... that browser, fast as it may be, really frustrates me with how many features I'm used to being removed.
     
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    I really don't think there is a way to disable it. I searched and searched and had ZERO luck. I'd just use the InPrivate browsing.
     
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    For now, you can always just unpin it from the task bar and remove the link to it on your Desktop, then install a new browser.
     
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    I've discovered your problem...

    :lol 
     
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    Yeah, but Firefox does the same thing.
     
  12. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I'm just trying to think of changes I've made to the browser that would or could facilitate this change. Yesterday everything was welltodo, but today it chooses to be stubborn. I'm going to restart the comp and see if that changes anything.
     
  13. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    So I restarted the computer, and now it seems to be functioning as normal. That was really really weird... I'll come back if it happens again. If it does, I know I have a problem.
     
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    ArmadaJetfire Yamato is go! ;D

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    stop visiting porn sites and you wont have to worry about your parents finding out. :p 
     
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    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Yep :D 
     
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    You very likely had an iexplorer.exe process stuck in memory and running, so the PC never thought it totally closed. This happens a lot if a download hangs and crashes. Also, deleting browsing history doesn't always delete cookies, which helps dictate "signed in" status on sites, so if you're only deleting history, but leaving cookies, that could contribute, too.

    Bonus: if you don't want to install other software on the PC, use a USB drive based browser, like Portable Firefox, from PortableApps.com, then everything stays on that USB drive.
     
  18. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Hah. I save that for when my PS3 is hoo- I mean... uh... Get your mind out of the gutter~! Yeah, that's what I meant...
    It's not porn I'm worried about, it's just my regular browsing of sites like these. They're these really overprotective people who don't like me having any social life of any kind. Including forums... just what I do and say here would cause an upset.

    Thank you for this. That's probably what happened. (My internet is slow and I think this computer doesn't have a great processor, so failures like those are probably prone to occur frequently...)
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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  20. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Still a teenager... but even if I were in an adult they would get there panties in a twist.
     

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