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A Quick Guide on How to View History on Mac

By Xyla, Last updated: April 30, 2019

Most of us are very fond of using the web browser on our Mac for us to check our social media accounts, watch videos online, or just do research for our school paper or for school reports. And as time passes by that you are using your browser on your Mac, the history actually piles up which causes your browser to slow down when it comes to its performance.

That is why in this article, we are going to show you how to view history on Mac and how are you going to be able to manage it. This way, you will be able to make the performance of your browser a lot faster.

Part 1: What is Browsing History?

Browsing history is where you will be able to see the records of the websites that you have visited over time. This commonly includes the name of the website and its URL. The log of your browsing history is actually stored in the hard drive of the device you are using.

Another thing is that the browsing history, as well as the other private data components,  are also stored during the time that you are using your web browser. It also contains your caches, cookies, saved passwords, and a lot more.

Part 2: Reason Why You Need To View and Remove Browser History

There are actually a lot of reasons as to why you should remove and view the browsing history on your Mac. But still, it will depend on you is you want to do so.

However, you might want to consider removing them for the sake of privacy and for you to be able to make your browsing experience a lot faster. This way, no one will be able to access the website that you have just visited or if you have some saved password on your browser. Also, removing it will be able to make your experience a lot better when you are using your web browser.
How To View History On Mac

Part 3: How To View History On Mac

Being able to view the history on your Mac will be able on what kind of web browser that you are using. Here, we are going to show you three methods on how you can view your browser history.

Method #1: View History Using Safari

Step 1: First is that go ahead and launch the Safari web browser on your Mac.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and click on the “History” tab from the menu bar.

Step 3: And then, go ahead and choose “Show All History” from the drop-down menu. This will then take you in showing you the entire history of your Safari web browser.

Step 4: And then, go ahead and click on the triangular arrow to the left on a certain data for you to be able to expand the browser history. From here, you also have the option to clear your browser history by clicking on the “Clear History” button located at the upper right corner of the page.

Method #2: View Your Mac History Using Google Chrome

Step 1: On your Mac, go ahead and launch the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2; After that, go ahead and click on the “History” button located at the menu bar. By this, you will be able to display your “Recently Closed” website and as well as a list of your “Recently Visited” website.

Step 3; And then, click on the “Show Full History”. This is located at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Clicking this will allow you to open a list of the history on your Google Chrome.

Step 4: And from here, you will be able to view your browser history. They will be shown to you in chronological order and that you will be able to scroll it. From here, you can also click on the “Clear Browsing Data” located at the upper left corner of the page. This way, you will be able to clear all the browsing data of your Google Chrome.
How To View History On Mac Chrome

Method #3: View Your Mac History Using Mozilla Firefox

Step 1: Go ahead and launch the Mozilla Firefox on your Mac.

Step 2; And then after that, go ahead and click on the “History” button located at the menu bar.

Step 3: And then, go ahead and click on the “Show All History” from the drop-down menu. Doing this will launch all the history of your Mozilla Firefox browser.

Step 4: And then, go ahead and choose a time period. You can go ahead and choose any day or month from the left column for you to be able to view the history of the date. From here, you can clear your history by clicking on the “History” button located at the top of the menu bar and then choose “Clear Recent History”.

Part 4: Clean Up Mac – The Best and Powerful Way

Now, since that, we have already discussed to you that cleaning up your browser history on your Mac is one great way for you to be able to have a better experience in using your web browser. Well, this actually goes with your Mac.

In order for you to save up more of your storage space and as well as for you to be able to have a better experience in using your Mac, then you have to take out all the junk files that you have completely out of your Mac. And doing this can be done manually. However, if this is going to be your first time doing this, then you will surely be needing to have more time because this will take longer. And it will depend on how long have you been using your Mac.

Lucky for you we have the perfect solution for you. This is by using the best tool there is in cleaning up your Mac. This is the FoneDog PowerMyMac.

The FoneDog PowerMyMac is the best Mac cleaner there that you can use for you to clean up your Mac so that you will be able to free up some of your storage disks. This tool will surely make your Mac as good as the very first time you had held on it.

The FoneDog PowerMyMac is considered to be an all-in-one Mac application. Meaning, aside from using it as a Mac Cleaner, it can also be a tool that you can use on your Mac depending on what you need. It can also be as follows.

  • Mac Cleaner – which can help you clean up your Mac.
  • App Uninstaller – which will help you to properly uninstall a certain app on your Mac.
  • Performance Monitor – which you can use for you to monitor the system status of your Mac.
  • Wi-Fi Sprite – which you can use if you have concerns regarding your Wi-Fi.
  • File Unarchive
  • Secret Keeper – which you can use if you want to make a certain file be protected from anyone else.

Now, for you to be able to know on how the FoneDog PoweMyMac works in cleaning up the junk files that you have on your Mac, here is a guide that you can follow.

Step 1: Download and Install

First is, of course, you will be needing to download the FoneDog PowerMyMac tool from our official website. And after that, go ahead and install it on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the PowerMyMac

Once that you have installed it on your Mac, go ahead and open the program. Then you will be able to see the system status of your Mac by clicking on the “Status” option from the top of your screen.
Status

To start cleaning up your Mac, go ahead and click on the “Cleaner” option.

Step 3: Choose System Junk

Once that you have chosen the “Cleaner” option, the FoneDog PowerMyMac will show you a list of modules. From that list, go ahead and simply click on the “System Junk” module.
Clean

The System Junk is made for you to be able to clean up the system junks that you have on your Mac. This includes your System Cache, Application Cache, System Logs, User Logs, and Localization. It will be able to help you in optimizing the performance of your Mac and as well as on freeing up some of your precious space.

Step 4: Scan Your System Junk

Once that you have chosen the module, the FoneDog PowerMyMac will then ask you to scan all of your system junks. From here, all you have to do is to click on the “Scan” button and the process will then immediately start.
System Junk Scanning

Step 5: View Your System Junk

Once that the scanning process is complete, you can then view the items that it contains. All you have to do is to click on the “View” button located at the bottom of your screen.
System Junk Scan Done

And if there is a need for you to scan again your Mac, all you have to do is to click on the “Re-scan” button.

Step 6: Choose Your Files

Once that you click on the View button, the FoneDog PowerMyMac will then show you all the files that your system junk contains. From here, you will be able to view each file. All you have to do is to click on a category list from the left side of your screen and then the files that it contains will be shown at the right side of your screen.
System Junk Application Cache

From here, you will be able to freely choose all the files that you would want to completely remove from your Mac.

Step 7: Clean Up Your System Junks

Once that you have already chosen all the files that you would want to remove from your Mac’s System Junk, go ahead and simply click on the “Clean” button. Then all the files that you have chosen will be deleted from your Mac.

NOTE: You might be needing to enter your password if you have set up one.
System Junk Sytem Log Deleteing

Step 8: Confirm the Changes

After that, go ahead and simply click on the “Confirm” button once that you have cleaned up your Mac. All you have to do here is for you to wait patiently while the process on ongoing. The process may take some time depending on how large the files you are trying to remove from your Mac.
System Junk System Log Delete

Part 5: Conclusion

So that is how you can view and as well as delete the history on your Mac. You have to keep in mind that the process of viewing up your history on your Mac will depend on the web browser that you are using.

Also, cleaning up your browser is a great way for you to be able to have a better experience in using it. Also, it would help you in protecting your privacy. Take this consideration if you are using a Mac with other people. Once that you store a lot of history on the sites that you have accessed – especially those of your important logins, then someone can steal your identity and use it on your behalf.

Also, cleaning up your Mac will top it all up. Getting your Mac clean every now and then can help when it terms of getting to improve the performance of your Mac and as well as on freeing up your storage space. With this, what we highly recommend you to use is the FoneDog PowerMyMac.

It is because the FoneDog PowerMyMac will be able to help you in cleaning up all of your junk files. And not only that, but it can also help you in many ways. This includes in getting rid o your large and old files, duplicate files, email junks, and anything that is taking up a lot of space on your Mac. Getting rid of all those things will surely make a huge difference. You can also use the FoneDog PoweMyMac to monitor the system status of your Mac and as well as on keeping all the files that you have secured with a password.

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