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Which details to mark ?

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Remove Cookies and temporary internet files :

Via Wipe All History submenu, What to mark here for Perio to wipe ? Which details are allways to mark on or not ? Navigation -& download history ? Cookies ? Buffer ? Active signups ?

I want to do these functions, but my question is over which period every time ? It has to make my computer faster everytime.

Thanks in advance for support.


Freddy Van De Velde

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Hi, there is information here on how to Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox. However apart from clearing the cache - which may sometimes help with specific problems, deleting anything else is unlikely to make your computer faster, and will remove things like remembered logins, preferences etc.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.

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I have already read this information, but I ask myself now which items in Details are to cross on or not. This means that too much crosses can delete important information for me, so I want to be sure that everything is well done than. Do I only not crossing, for instance Cookies or not ? What are the consequences if you cross or not ?

And how many times each month is it relevant to do this ? So, it will keep my computer faster, as they have told me...

Greetings, Freddy

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What problems do you have with Firefox that you want to delete cookies and cache?

Can you give more details?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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Please, enclosed, I sent you a printscreen from the concerning item. My question is simple : What to set for : To remove time period : ???????? Which items are to cross on, and which items not ??? For the moment following items are crossed on : Navigation and download history Cookies Active signups

Is this ok or not ? My means are to make my pc faster. Question : how many times do I to do this every month f.i. ?

I am owner of Windows 8.1 and my pc dated from 2008.

Many thanks in advanced for answering.


Freddy Van De Velde

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In most cases when there is a problem with a website it is sufficient to only clear cache (buffer) and cookies. Active logins do not apply to signing on to website that use cookies to remember/recognize you, but is about visiting a server where you authenticate via a pop-up dialog when you visit a server that uses basic authentication (FTP server use this for instance).

If you do a lot of visits during a month then you can consider to clear the browsing and download history.