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When I close firefox, it resets/deletes the "most visited page" and it appears blank when I open a new tab.

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As long as Firefox is open and I visit websites, they will show up on the "most visited sites" when I open a new tab (clicking on "+"), but as soon as I close Firefox and re-open it, the "most visited sites" is now blank. I refreshed Firefox, my config are : browser.newtab.url = about:newtab, Firefox will: Remember history...

Thank you for your help.

As long as Firefox is open and I visit websites, they will show up on the "most visited sites" when I open a new tab (clicking on "+"), but as soon as I close Firefox and re-open it, the "most visited sites" is now blank. I refreshed Firefox, my config are : browser.newtab.url = about:newtab, Firefox will: Remember history... Thank you for your help.

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History and cookies can be removed or not recorded several ways;

  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings
    (Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar.)
  • 3) Many disk cleaners and anti-virus type programs can remove data from browsers. Open their settings and have them leave the browsers alone.
  • 4) Mal-ware.
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FredMcD
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History and cookies can be removed or not recorded several ways;

  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings
    (Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar.)
  • 3) Many disk cleaners and anti-virus type programs can remove data from browsers. Open their settings and have them leave the browsers alone.
  • 4) Mal-ware.
History and cookies can be removed or not recorded several ways; * 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded) * 2) Privacy settings<br>(Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar.) * 3) Many disk cleaners and anti-virus type programs can remove data from browsers. Open their settings and have them leave the browsers alone. * 4) Mal-ware.
cor-el
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Do you still see history when you check that in the history sidebar (Ctrl+H)?

In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Browsing History

Clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, passwords, and other website specific data.

Do you still see history when you check that in the history sidebar (Ctrl+H)? In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history. *do not clear the Browsing History *Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" > Settings *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/remove-recent-browsing-search-and-download-history Clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, passwords, and other website specific data.

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Thanks a lot for your time. Indeed my new anti-virus was messing with the browsers.

Cheers!

Thanks a lot for your time. Indeed my new anti-virus was messing with the browsers. Cheers!