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  1. DENNIS GRAVER

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    Hi.
    I have the Samsung S8 and I am using the Google browser on it. I have 8 items shown on the browser.
    Is there any way to REMOVE those items so the browser is nice and clean? I hardly use the phone so I
    use the cheapest package thru Straight Talk and that may prevent me from removing things.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
    Denny:thinking:
     

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    Do you mean Chrome?
     
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    What do you mean by "items"? The save tab on the homepage? or the last visit site? I usually used the CCleaner to clean up my browser from any cookies. cache and also by utilizing the setting on the browser itself
     
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    Go into your S8's Settings >> Apps menu, find the browser app you're using and open it, tap on 'Force stop', then tap on 'Storage' and then on 'Clear data'. This should return your browser app to its original, first-time-use state (any settings changes you made are returned to their defaults, saved bookmarks are gone, etc.).

    You might want to switch to 'Firefox Focus'. It's a privacy-focused browser with integral content tracker blocking, and each time you quit the app it automatically deletes your browsing history, cookies, and passwords. So each time you use it you get a 'clean' session. But it's not for everyone as you cannot save any bookmarks, there's no syncing, no tab menu, no extensions/add-ons menu. It's just a Firefox browser (there's still good integral Javascript and HTML5 support) but without any extras.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.focus&hl=en
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/focus-firefox/firefox-focus-android
     
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    Thank you SVIM. I will look into this.
     
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    ITEMS: On the internet icon is a number 8. I assume that is the number of things that are open. I now have that reduced to 1 item and that is Straight Talk that I get my service thru so I doubt I can remove it. I will look into CCleaner. Thanks for the advice.
    Denny
     
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    The number 8 probably means the number of active tabs in the browser. Like Chrome or Edge (my personal favorite), users can have - and keep - multiple websites open at once in different tabs. In your browser app, there should be an icon with the number of active tabs shown. Tap that, select "Close All" and BAM! They're all gone. Or you can swipe away whatever tabs you don't want anymore. I usually keep several tabs open out of convenience: but if bookmarks suit you, then you can close everything. You can also try DuckDuckGo, which is a browser/search engine that (a) only goes to one website at a time; (b) has a "flame" icon to instantly wipe data; and (c) NEVER sends any personal usage data out. Ever.
     
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