Clear recent searches from the Search bar

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The Search Bar is removed by default in versions 57 and up. To add it back, see My search bar is gone - how to add it back.

The Search Bar is located to the right of the address bar.

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Over time, the Search bar history in Firefox can grow quite large. If needed, you can clear items from the Search bar history. This article explains how to do that.

Clearing all search items

    1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu , choose Library, then click History, followed by Clear Recent History....
    2. In the Time Range to clear: drop-down, select Everything.
    3. Click the arrow next to Details to display the list of items that can be cleared.
    4. Select both Cookies and Cache.
    5. Click Clear Now.
    1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu , choose History and select Clear Recent History....
    2. In the Time Range to clear: drop-down, select Everything.
    3. Click the arrow next to Details to display the list of items that can be cleared.
    4. Select both Cookies and Cache.
    5. Click Clear Now.
  1. In the dialog box that opens, choose Everything in the Time range to clear field and make sure that Forms and search history has a check mark next to it.
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  2. Click the Clear Now button to finish.

Clearing individual search items

To clear individual items from the Search bar history, click on the Search bar input field. Press the and keys to scroll the list of items. To delete the highlighted item, press Shift+Delete.

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