Forget button - quickly delete your browsing history on Firefox

Firefox Firefox Last updated: 04/05/2024 100% of users voted this helpful
Due to a bug in Firefox version 110, using this feature deleted all cookies, not just those from the selected time frame. This was fixed in Firefox version 110.0.1, released February 28, 2023.

Firefox offers a quick solution for maintaining privacy with its Forget feature, allowing you to instantly erase your recent cookies and browsing history. This function is especially useful for shared computers, accidental non-private browsing sessions, or simply when you prefer to keep recent online activities private. Here's how to do it in just a few clicks:

  1. First, add the Forget button to your toolbar. You'll only need to do this step once!
    • Click the menu button Fx89menuButton, then click More tools and select Customize Toolbar…
    • Drag the Forget button forget button 57 from the Customize Firefox panel to your toolbar, then, at the bottom right, click Done.
    FX Desktop Drag forget button
  2. When you're ready to clear your recent history, click the Forget button forget button 57 on your toolbar.
  3. Choose the time frame that you'd like to forget (five minutes, two hours or 24 hours) and click the red Forget! button.
    Fx desktop Forget feature details card
Important: When you click this button, the information is permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

Firefox will then clear the history and cookies from the specified time frame, close your open tabs and relaunch a new, clean window.

To learn how you can clear even more information from Firefox, see Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox.

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