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How to automatically remove private data?

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How to automatically remove private data? Mingchuc 11/26/08 10:32 AM
Is there a way to automatically delete browsing history, cookies, searches, cache, offline data and download history after Chrome is closed? Firefox 3 can automatically clear private data(browsing history, cookies, searches, cache, offline data and download history) after I close Firefox. Can I do that with Google Chrome? I can't find that option in Chrome and that's the only reason I don't use chrome frequently. Let me know if there's a way to do it.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? hebbet 11/26/08 10:39 AM
You can use always the incognito mode. When you close it, your data will be deletetd
Re: How to automatically remove private data? imma.uk 3/16/09 3:04 AM
Is it possible to set chrome to start up in incognito mode? That might do what you need. (though i can't find such an option)

I'd like something similar - a 'clear cookies on close' option which doesn't involve deleting the history - I just want something that helps make sure I don't leave myself logged in to stuff ...
Re: How to automatically remove private data? Ron3778 4/25/09 5:21 AM
If Chrome does not now have the feature that will clear browsing data when you close it; when is it coming, if its coming.  And if its not in the works; tell me why I should continue to use Chrome when Mozilla Firefox 3 will do what I, the user, need.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? mrkennedy 9/22/09 5:19 AM
***Agrees with Ron3778*** It looks like i'll probably be back over with firefox if they can't get this feature out soon. I thought that was just part of the basics when it came to Google investing millions in developing a web browser... Right?
Re: How to automatically remove private data? slideways 12/2/09 3:00 AM
lol what a joke.. With ff 3.5 getting so slow-- its a perfect time for Chrome and others to step up as users look for new browsers... Turning off history/manage history and tracking should be one of the first things they put into a new browser.. Also-- a zoom memory is another... Such basic things yet no where to be found... Sigh..
Re: How to automatically remove private data? ertbound 12/15/09 8:01 AM
I have to agree... it's very frustrating to have to clear my history or open an incognito window.  I think that these are basic things that should be automated asap.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 12/15/09 10:46 AM
Want to automatically clear browsing data? Use this extension:https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ghgabhipcejejjmhhchfonmamedcbeod.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/3/10 9:54 AM
I response to QQFarmer above, that particular extension (Click&Clean) does delete all the personal files, but also deletes any extension configurations you have. For me, this meant that all my custom mouse gestures had to be re-entered. Incognito mode also falls down with extensions by not allowing any of them to work.

I want to remove personal data so it isn't permanently stored in some obscure folder in my Internet History when I close the browser - Banking Info for example.
On top of this, for people where disk space is at a premium, days and days of browser history add up.

Why is there no option to automatically clear the History and any saved information without resetting extension configurations or removing their functionality all together?
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 1/3/10 11:19 AM
@NDayave, you probably didn't do it right. Check out the screens below.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 1/3/10 11:23 AM
I also suggest you turn off the "suggestion service" in Chrome's Options(Under the hood——Privacy).
Re: How to automatically remove private data? B-SR 1/6/10 5:17 PM
I was having the same issue.  Thanks, I'll see how that works.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? Jonathan King 1/7/10 4:18 AM
You can set Chrome to open Incognito automatically buy editing the target. Right-click on your icon and select Properties. Then in the target lin add -incognito. Example: C:\Users\Jonathan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -incognito.

Then save changes and you're done!
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/9/10 8:09 AM
QQFarmer, I wouldn't be here saying it did something unless I was certain that it did. Your screenshots are exactly how I had this set up.

When you clear all the information in that way, Extension configurations are lost, which is very annoying when you have several custom mouse gestures that have to be reconfigured.

There should be a clear history option on close that only rids the browsing and form history and does not need a separate extension to do it.
This is nearly as bad as not supporting RSS feeds out the box.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 1/9/10 10:39 AM
@NDayave, if you don't have specific privacy protecting needs and you like a smoother Chrome using experience, keep your browsing history and cookies cause some features of Chrome(like the New Tab page) and some extensions(only a small number of them) need the data to function better. 
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/10/10 10:12 AM
I don't want the 'smoother chrome experience', I don't want the new tab page, I don't want my browsing history and I don't want cookies to be stored after I have finished browsing. My reasons are stated above if you care to read the whole thread before posting.

I do, however, want my extensions to work. This is not a problem in Firefox or Opera, so why is it in Chrome?
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 1/10/10 12:08 PM
@NDayave, take a chill pill will ya? I know I'm wasting a whole bunch of precious seconds of my life talking to you but I still want to say this: I have read every single word of your post and there's only thing I have had trouble understanding: why is it that you can't show an ounce of courtesy, an ounce of respect for a fellow user who has been all along trying to help you? 
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/11/10 1:44 AM
Because you are patronising ("you probably didn't do it right."), seemingly ignorant to what I was asking ("if you don't have specific privacy protecting needs....need the data to function better.") and altogether unhelpful, yet self-righteous.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? QQFarmer 1/11/10 8:16 AM
@NDayave, you sound too excited for technical discussions like this. Are you one of those really ugly guys with three-legged dogs who spend 75% of their life time trying to find a girlfriend and quit a dead-end job?

Maybe you are just a clueless kid who would end up managing a fruit stand in the worst part of Philly. Who knows?

Now since you've attacked me the second time,I got a feeling that people on this forum are gonna pay attention to your emotional problems rather than your technical problems. O(∩_∩)O~~
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/11/10 11:28 AM
So you have neither a reply to my original problem or a decent repost to my accusing you of being patronising, useless and self righteous?
You should also take note that I only "attacked" you because you asked why I was annoyed with your consistent failings at being helpful, courteous or respectful yourself. Prior to that I made no comment about you or what you had said, merely about the situation. If you can find a personal attack before your advise to "take a chill pill" I will gladly apologise for my unprompted transgressions toward you. All I see is a to-the-point post making what I am after as clear as possible as you seemed to miss it the first few posts.

What exactly qualifies you to be a "Level 4 Uber Chromie"? Whatever it is, I bet it gets you all the ladies.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? NDayave 1/20/10 4:37 AM
Thanks to a nice person elsewhere, it would appear that this is now possible with the click&clean extension:
"@NDayave
>deletes any extension configurations
It's Chromium issue 30226

The  Click&Clean new features:
1. Prevent deletion of extensions preferences (fixed cromium issue)
2. Remove Flash cookie LSOs  
3.Delete cliet-side web-databases
Also Click&Clean to clear browsing history when Chrome closes

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ghgabhipcejejjmhhchfonmamedcbeod"
Re: How to automatically remove private data? rgallier 1/30/10 1:30 PM
I would like the ability to run tabs in incognito mode. The way I see it working is a Chrome would maintain a list of web sites / domains which would ALWAYS (except if dynamic incognito is off) be displayed in incognito mode and non-Google extensions would not be available for these pages / domains.

That being said, I would like to see some Google extensions (or Google certified malware-free extensions) which could be allows in ALL modes. The types of extensions I would like to see would be security related:
AdBlock Chromium
https Secure
FlashBlock
LastPass
RoboForm
NoScript (not available yet)
Re: How to automatically remove private data? killab 2/14/10 3:56 PM
You guys are idiots, crying because you dont know how to use the software you downloaded.
RTFM!
You see that little wrench with the down arrow key up at the top right? Click on it, go to ->options then "personal stuff" tab (its the middle one for you ppl out there who need every thing explained like a toddler).

Good..Now does your blind ass see the big bold letters that say "Browsing data"?

Look at the two buttons see the one that says "clear browsing data"?

I mean seriously people you have a google browser and you dont even know how to properly google questions, you just ask them and in the process beg to be flamed for your ignorance and incompetence in being able to look up a simple question. Try RTFM next time...
Re: How to automatically remove private data? popoi 2/27/10 3:59 PM
@killab, they were asking how to AUTOMATICALLY delete history from chrome. what you are saying is a MANUAL method of deleting history.
Re: How to automatically remove private data? BCEX_HAX 3/18/10 2:43 PM
In Version 4.1.249.1036 (41514) that  is under Options-->Under The hood tab-->Clear Browsing Data button
Re: How to automatically remove private data? JuggaloKasper 10/9/10 7:12 PM
So...has anyone figured out how to actually auto-delete browsing history in Chrome? or do I switch back to Opra/Firefox?

I always figured Google actually cared about our privacy but apparently, they're going the way of so many other companies and subtly interfering with our ability to hide our tracks.

The fact that this wasn't one of the -first- features implimented is a serious black mark against Google as a whole...and when you couple it with the poorly-executed blocking capabilities...it makes me wonder who paid them to 'forget' such an important feature.

And offering a 3rd party plugin that supposedly does the same thing, is -NOT- the same thing as supporting it out of the box. Not even close.
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