T-shirt of the day, and how to clear your (ahem) wizard friend’s browser history

by Joey deVilla on January 30, 2015

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You’d think that a wizard would know about “Privacy Mode” (which I sometimes refer to as “porn mode”), but I suppose one doesn’t pick up that sort of thing when one is on a mission to save Middle Earth.

This T-shirt is available right now for $15 plus free shipping at Woot!

How to delete your wizard friend’s (yeah, right) browser history

delete my browser history shirt

Should a wizard ever ask you to do him this favor, here’s how you do it. The instructions for Chrome, Firefox, and IE come straight from Woot!’s page for the T-shirt, and the instructions for Safari on Mac OS come from Yours Truly.

Instructions for Chrome:

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click the Chrome button in the top-right of the browser window
  3. Select History
  4. Click the Clear browsing data button
  5. From the drop down, select the duration of time you want to delete from your history. To delete all history, select the beginning of time
  6. Check the boxes of the data you would like to delete, including Browsing history and Download history
  7. Click the Clear browsing data button
  8. Slay balrog

For Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click the menu button in the top-right of the browser window
  3. Select History, then Clear Recent History
  4. Select the time range to clear. To clear all browser history, select Everything
  5. Click Clear Now
  6. Return to Middle Earth as angelic white wizard

For Internet Explorer:

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click the Tools button in the top-right of the browser window
  3. Select Safety, then Delete Browsing History
  4. Check the boxes of the data you would like to delete, including Temporary Internet files and website files, History and Download History
  5. Un-check Preserve favorite website data
  6. Click Delete
  7. Ride forth upon Shadowfax and lead the Rohirrim to victory at Hornburg

For Safari (on Mac OS)

  1. Open your browser
  2. Select Clear History… from the History menu
  3. Click Clear when the Are you sure you want to clear history? dialog appears
  4. Open Preferences by either selecting Preferences… from the Safari menu or typing ⌘, (the “command” and “,” keys simultaneously)
  5. Select the Privacy tab and click Remove all website data…
  6. Click Remove Now when the Are you sure you want to remove all data stored by websites on your computer? dialog appears
  7. Evade the omnipresent glance of the Eye of Sauron

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