How to Remove Frequently Visited on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Removing frequently visited websites on Mac can help improve your browsing experience and protect your privacy. Whether you want to clear the clutter or prevent others from seeing your browsing history, this tutorial will guide you through the steps to remove frequently visited sites on Mac.

Clearing Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

If you use Safari as your default browser, follow these steps to remove frequently visited sites:

Step 1: Open Safari

Launch Safari by clicking on its icon in the Dock or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Safari Preferences

In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Safari” and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can press “Command + ,” (comma) on your keyboard to directly access Safari preferences.

Step 3: Open General Preferences

In the Preferences window, click on the “General” tab located at the top.

Step 4: Clear Frequently Visited Sites

Under the “General” tab, look for a section labeled “Favorites.” Uncheck the box that says “Include Frequently Visited Sites.” This action will remove all frequently visited sites from Safari’s new tab page.

Note: If you want to keep some frequently visited sites but remove others, continue to step 5.

Step 5: Remove Individual Frequently Visited Sites

To selectively remove specific frequently visited sites while keeping others:

  • Option A: Hover over a site thumbnail and click on the small ‘x’ that appears in its top-left corner.
  • Option B: Right-click (or Control-click) on a site thumbnail and select “Remove” from the contextual menu.

Clearing Frequently Visited Sites in Google Chrome

If you prefer using Google Chrome as your browser, the following steps will help you remove frequently visited sites:

Step 1: Open Chrome

Launch Google Chrome by clicking on its icon in the Dock or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Chrome Settings

In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Chrome” and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can press “Command + ,” (comma) on your keyboard to directly access Chrome settings.

Step 3: Open New Tab Page Preferences

In the Preferences window, click on “Appearance” in the left sidebar.

Step 4: Clear Frequently Visited Sites

Under “Appearance,” locate a section called “Show home button.” Uncheck the box that says “Show frequently visited sites.” This action will remove all frequently visited sites from Chrome’s new tab page.

Step 5: Remove Individual Frequently Visited Sites

  • Option A: Hover over a site thumbnail and click on the small ‘x’ that appears in its top-right corner.
  • In Conclusion

    Removing frequently visited sites can help maintain a clean browsing experience and safeguard your privacy. By following these simple steps, you can easily remove frequently visited sites in Safari and Google Chrome on your Mac.

    Remember to periodically clear these sites to keep your browsing history tidy and organized.

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