Mozilla Firefox how to clear your history (manual and automatic deletion)


What is saved in the history of Mozilla Firefox?
Before explaining  how to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox try to understand the information that is stored when you use a web browser to surf the Internet. This information in Mozilla Firefox are called history items and include in addition to the address of all websites we visited also the list of research carried out on the Internet. History items can reveal a lot of data about our surfing habits because they remain available on the computer until the time when they are deleted. So let’s see how to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox to protect our privacy by preventing any other users can have access to this personal information.

History items

Browsing & Download History
The history browsing and downloading contains a list of all the Web sites we visited and the list of all files downloaded from the Internet on your computer. Modules and research the history and research modules contains the terms contained in the forms of web pages to auto-complete fields and terms typed into the search bar of Mozilla Firefox.Cookie In cookie stores information about the activities carried out within the websites visited. Cache The cache contains temporary files and is used to load faster pages of a website visited previously. Hits carried contains data related to a website via HTTP authentication. Data offline websites enabling this option, disabled by default, will store the information needed to use a website even when we are not connected to the Internet. Preferences of Web sitesyou activate this option, disabled by default, will be stored preferences for each specific website such as the zoom level, the character encoding or exceptions for block pop-ups.

 

How to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox

To clear the history of Mozilla Firefox open Firefox . Method 1 In the Navigation bar we click on the button Open menu(the icon in the top right with the three horizontal lines). We click on History . We click on Clear Recent History …Method 2 We press on the computer keyboard keys Ctrl , Shift (the button with the arrow pointing upwards) and Delete simultaneously.

This will open the dialog box Clear Recent History .
In the Time range to clear: we select the time period for which we want to clear the history.
We click on the arrow next to the item details to view the list of → history items .
We select the history items that we want to eliminate.
We click Clear Now .
The dialog box Clear Recent History will close and personal data selected will be deleted.

 

How to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox automatically

logo firefoxThere is an option through which we can choose to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox automatically , every time we close the web browser.
Selecting this option will be deleted automatically history items that we have selected.

To select the option that allows us to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox automatically open Firefox .
In the Navigation bar we click on the button Open menu (the icon in the top right with the three horizontal lines).
We click on Options .
We select the tab Privacy .
Next to the entry Settings history: we click on the arrow to display the list of items available.
We click Use custom settings .
We select the box Clear history when Firefox closes .
We click on Settings … to display the Window Settings for clearing history .
We select → history items that we want to automatically delete the closing of Mozilla Firefox.
I click OK and again on OK .

 

How to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox for a specific website

Besides the possibility to clear the history of Mozilla Firefox automatically we can choose to delete all information related to a specific website , no clear history of all other websites that we visited.

To clear the history of Mozilla Firefox for a specific website open Firefox .
In the Navigation bar we click on the button Open menu (the icon in the top right with the three horizontal lines).
We click on History .
At the bottom of the list we click on View history .
This will open the Library .
In the Search history (top right) we type the name of the website that we want to eliminate from the history and we press Enter on the computer keyboard.
Alternatively try the site we want to eliminate from the history list.
We click with the right mouse button on the site name and we click on Forget this site .
We close the window Library .

 

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