Clear recent searches from the Search bar

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The Search Bar is located to the right of the Location Bar.

Clear Search Bar History - Win 1

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

To clear all items, right-clickhold down the Ctrl key while you click on the input field of the Search bar, and select Clear Search History. Your Search bar history is cleared.

  • If Clear Search History is grayed out, that means there are no items in your search history to clear.
    Clear Search Bar History - Win 2


To clear all items:

  1. Click on the menu button new fx menu to the right of the navigation bar to open the menu panel.
  2. On the menu panel, click on History
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  3. Click on Clear Recent History.
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  4. 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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  5. Click the Clear Now button to finish.

Clearing an individual item

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