Super User has oodles of questions about how to avoid tracking and/or forget your browsing history. I'm looking to do the opposite. Hear me out.
I use Windows 10 64-bit. Infrequently I need to use Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. I have IE 11.966.15063.0 and Edge 40.15063.674.0 installed. When I use these browsers, I would like to benefit from my browsing history in those browsers, such as visited site URLs, cookies, and cache. But I noticed recently that IE and Edge are rarely remembering my history. So I checked Internet Options and found this:
Delete browsing history on exit is checked. I never checked it.
If I uncheck it and click Apply or OK, all seems well for a little while. But at some point, my history disappears, and I find that
Delete browsing history on exit is automatically checked again. Sometimes it's after a logout/login or reboot, but sometimes I'll be logged in for hours and then find that the box is checked again.
On the same computer, Chrome's browser history works fine.
- Why would
Delete browsing history on exitautomatically get re-checked?
- What can I do to stop this from happening?
What I have tried
- Uncheck the box and OK or Apply (as described above)
- Internet Options > Advanced > Reset
gpupdate /forcein a command prompt and then reboot (my computer is joined to a Windows domain; our IT staff says this isn't being caused by domain policy)