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Firefox cannot remember links I have clicked to visit websites. Upon restart, all links I've previously clicked appear default blue as though that link had never been clicked, rather than the usual purple which indicates that that link has previously been clicked. Updating FF doesn't help. Refreshing FF doesn't help. All the very same links display normally in Chrome (Chrome remembers all links I have visited). For anti-tracking I have Blur and Ghostery.

Firefox cannot remember links I have clicked to visit websites. Upon restart, all links I've previously clicked appear default blue as though that link had never been clicked, rather than the usual purple which indicates that that link has previously been clicked. Updating FF doesn't help. Refreshing FF doesn't help. All the very same links display normally in Chrome (Chrome remembers all links I have visited). For anti-tracking I have Blur and Ghostery.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.8.20082
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module for IJ
  • Google Update
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

Application

  • Firefox 40.0.3
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/40.0.3/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Blur 4.9.1759 (donottrackplus@abine.com)
  • Ghostery 5.4.7 (firefox@ghostery.com)
  • Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection 2.0 (ascsurfingprotection@iobit.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0162
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumd64 igd10umd64 igd10umd64 igdumd32 igd10umd32 igd10umd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 20378086
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.17461
  • driverDate: 12-12-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.17.10.2932
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • supportsHardwareH264: True
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Phoxuponyou 51 solutions 517 answers

Do you have your history set to wipe on exit? I'm not sure if Blur had the option, and never used Ghostery, but the Firefox option is in Options > Privacy, and then under History. I would check the add-ons too, if they're privacy/anti-tracking ones.

Do you have your history set to wipe on exit? I'm not sure if Blur had the option, and never used Ghostery, but the Firefox option is in Options > Privacy, and then under History. I would check the add-ons too, if they're privacy/anti-tracking ones.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4254 solutions 59582 answers

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.