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Internet Explorer 7 Will Flush Its History

Jeremy Kirk (
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:51:52 -0600

Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer (IE) 7 browser will have a
thorough flush feature that clears its history and all associated
files stored after a Web site is accessed.

In IE 6, a user has to spend lots of time trying to expunge the
information stored after a Web site has been visited, wrote Uche
Enuha, a program manager on the IE user experience team, on the
company's browser blog.

The new "delete browsing history" feature under the "tools" menu will
be able to wipe out five major data categories, including temporary
Internet files, cookies, history, form data, and passwords, Enuha

A user can delete all of those at once or can individually choose
which ones to wipe through the "delete browsing history" panel, Enuha

Deeper Cleaning

The feature goes deeper than a novice user would likely pursue. For
example, deleting files from the temporary Internet files folder will
also clean out attachments stored by the Outlook e-mail program in
that folder, Enuha wrote.

A beta version of IE 7 has been out for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and
an enhanced beta version is available for the beta 1 version of
Windows Vista, according to Microsoft's Web site.

Copyright 2006 PC World Communications, Inc.

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