Delete a Single Items From Safari History

You can easily clear your Safari browsing history on your Mac. But you can also delete individual history items. Go to History, Show All History. Then select an item from the list and press the Delete key on your keyboard. You can also use the Shift or Command keys to select a range or multiple items and then delete several, while leaving others.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Delete a Single Items From Safari History”

    Helen Russell
    5/24/18 @ 9:31 am

    Hi Gary,
    I tried to do this. The history list appears momentarily; then I get a blank screen with a ‘search’ bar that I think is Google-related. However, I am not signed in to Google.
    How can I get rid of this?

    5/24/18 @ 9:39 am

    Helen: So you select History, Show All History and you end up with a blank screen? Is there something in the search box at the top to the right of the “Clear History” button? I’m not sure what else could be causing it to be blank unless you have no history items. Perhaps try restarting Safari or restarting your Mac.

    Helen Russell
    5/24/18 @ 9:58 am

    The screen is not totally blank – there is a long ‘search’ bar in the centre. If I press the < button on the top left of Safari, I get the history screen for a moment and then back to the 'search' bar. Just now I tried entering 'macmost' in the search, and got a typical screen of search results – followed by "explore with YAHOO! search".

    5/24/18 @ 10:00 am

    Helen: It looks like you aren’t using the search history function at all, but instead using some sort of browser toolbar provided by Yahoo. Did you install such a toolbar? Look in Safari, Preferences, Extensions and you should see it there and be able to disable it.

    Helen Russell
    5/24/18 @ 10:10 am

    I did not install one – but there it was. “Show All History” now works as you explained it.
    Thanks as always Gary!

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