Three Simple Methods to Check Computer History

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Checking your computer’s history is a quick and easy way to see what websites you’ve visited and what files you’ve downloaded. Or if you want to know recent activities on your computer, and how installed applications are using your resources.

But how do you check your computer’s history? Here are three simple methods for different scenarios.

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How to Check Browser History on Your PC

If you are curious about what your ward have been up to while using your computer, you can check the browser history. The method is similar to most browser apps, but we will show you how to check histories on chrome, firefox, and Edge.

Check Google Chrome History on your Computer

To view browsing history on the Google Chrome browser, open the menu from Chrome home page as shown below.


Next, scroll down and select History>>History.


This shows recently visited pages on your computer.


You can also access this page by using the hotkey: Ctrl+H.

View Firefox Browsing History on your Computer

To view recent histories on firefox for PC. Open the Firefox browser app, and select the Menu icon as shown below.


Next, scroll down and select History.


This displays the recently visited tabs on your browser.


Check Recent History on Microsoft Edge

To check the recent history for microsoft edge. Open the Microsoft Edge app, and selet the Menu icon.


Next, scroll to History and select it. You can also use the hotkey: Ctrl+H.


This displays your browsing history as shown below.


You should note that there won’t be history for tabs opened using incognito mode. So if you want to monitor your Ward’s activities, you may want to learn how to disable incognito mode for Google Chrome.

How to Check Computer Log History Using the Control Panel

You can also check your computer history logs (what your computer and applications installed on it have been doing over time) by using the control panel. To do this, click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel. (On Windows XP and older versions of Windows, you’ll find it by clicking on Start and then choosing Settings.)


When the Control Panel window opens, switch to large icons, and double-click on the Administrative Tools icon.


Now search for “Event Viewer” and double-click on the Event Viewer icon.


This will open up the Event Viewer window. Click on Windows Logs, and select Applications to view histories for applications installed on your computer. You can also select other options depending on the history you need.


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How to Check Computer Performance History Using the Task Manager

If you want to know how applications on your computer has been using resources over time, you can use the Task Manager App history feature.

To open the Task Manager, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard. Next, click on the App History tab and you’ll see a list of how installed applications have been using your CPU and Networks over time.


I hope you find this guide helpful, kindly leave a comment if you have any questions.

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