How To Remove Mistyped URL

Dear Computer Lady,

How can I stop a mistyped word forever being repeated in the web address line (is that what you call it).

Anyway usually I type goo and it finishes it for me, but one time I accidentally typed .ccom and it always repeats that mistake and I have to type the entire over or I get “error, cannot find web site”.

Thanks for you help, Debbie

Dear Debbie,

You should be able to fix this problem by clearing out the saved data in your web browser. You didn’t mention which web browser you are using, so here are directions for Internet Explorer,

Open Internet Explorer.

Tap the “Alt” key to display the menu bar, and click on “Tools”.

In the “Tools” menu, click “Internet Options”.

In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the “Content” tab.

On the Content page, go to the “Autocomplete” section and click on the “Settings” tab.

Click on the button that says, “Delete Autocomplete history” then click the “OK” button to save your changes and close the window.

Now, you will have to type each site that you visit one time to repopulate your list.


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