deleting typed URLs from IE's address bar.

Posted Wed, Apr 19 2006 9:01 by bill
You can get IE to easily clear the history for textboxes by selecting the entry and then pressing the Delete key. But you can't do the same for IE's address bar. Clearing ALL your IE history will clear the list of typed URLs, but I really didn't want to have to do a complete wipe just to remove a couple of annoying mis-typed entries.
 
Rather than spending time looking at free/adware programs that help you clear them, I thought I'd spend the few minutes it took to write my own program, and share it with you, including source. (14kb exe and source)
 
 
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# re: deleting typed URLs from IE's address bar.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:33 AM by Ed

If you started the project for dealing with "mis-typed" entries, why not include an "Edit" command?

# re: deleting typed URLs from IE's address bar.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:45 PM by bill

well I figured that if you entered the correct address into IE's address bar, that one will be added. that is, there's already a normal day to day mechanism for adding new entries, which really covers editing as well.
So I didn't see "Edit" or "New" as good value propositions to implement.... but the code is there if you wish to extend it :)