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Clarifying when history might not be cleared at shutdown, per Bug 1206436

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    Bug 1206436 - Document cases in which Firefox may not successfully clear data on shutdown on SUMO {quote}

    jscher2000 Comment 5 • 2018-04-06 20:43 EDT
    

    I added a "Note" to both

    Note: Under certain circumstances, this function will not run:

    • Firefox did not shut down normally. If Firefox crashes, you will need to start Firefox and exit/quit normally to ensure that this function runs.
    • Firefox is set to use automatic private browsing. History retained from regular sessions can only be cleared from a regular window. To change between regular mode and automatic private browsing, see: Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history.

    It's a bit rough, but I believe that's the information needed.


    I approved the pending revision. I also added a NeedInfo for Joni to the bug report, which is still open.

    [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1206436 Bug 1206436] - Document cases in which Firefox may not successfully clear data on shutdown on SUMO {quote} jscher2000 Comment 5 • 2018-04-06 20:43 EDT I added a "Note" to both * Current: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox * Pre-Fx56: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/settings-privacy-browsing-history-do-not-track Note: Under certain circumstances, this function will not run: * ''Firefox did not shut down normally.'' If Firefox crashes, you will need to start Firefox and exit/quit normally to ensure that this function runs. * ''Firefox is set to use automatic private browsing.'' History retained from regular sessions can only be cleared from a regular window. To change between regular mode and automatic private browsing, see: [[Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history]]. It's a bit rough, but I believe that's the information needed. ----- I approved the pending revision. I also added a NeedInfo for Joni to the bug report, which is still open.