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7:24 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm looking for a way to delete browsing history through a consciously user input.

A customer of ours asks if it is possible.

I only see 2 ways:

1) Build an activeX to download and install
2) Force user to do it manually

Any help?

Best regards.

8:46 am on July 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I think that instructions on how to do it manually would be the best way here.
8:54 am on July 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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BlobFisk:

I agree with you.

I have however to deal with users "one button" laziness. Aren't there any solutions?

Regards.

9:31 am on July 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not that I'm aware of and I imagine that there are huge security barriers to overcome. Allowing sites to have access to users content/system like this is a huge security breach.

I really don't think that there's a one button solution to this!

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Here is a command line script for IE7 on either XP or Vista - maybe it offers a clue for you.

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1

Reference on Microsoft Developers forum [microsoft.com]

But this is new for IE7. I'm guessing that you will have cross-browser issues unless you are working in a highly controlled intranet or extranet environment.

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Thanks Blob and Tedster.
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There could well be various browser plugins that will do this - but on a per browser basis. Obviously ActiveX will work only with IE.

Even if there was a solution you could implement into a website (if that was the customers original intention) it would be impractical unless the user stayed on that website. As soon as the user navigated away, they would loose their one-button functionality anyway?!

The browser history can also be disabled if that is any help?