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How to select multiple items in the history sidebar?

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I simply wanna delete more than one item at once. How this can be done?

I read there on the link pasted below, but the Ctrl & Left Click method doesn't work! https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968408

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From http://kb.mozillazine.org/Viewing_the_browsing_history_-_Firefox :

"Selecting history items Selections without invoking the page can be made within the History display, by clicking to the left of the favicon (webpage icon) in the list. Adding additional selections - multiple selections

You may then use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+A" (use "Cmd+A" on Mac OS) to select all that are shown, or you can add more with Ctrl+click again at the left of another item's favicon, or extend a selection with Shift+click.

For multiple selections, the context menu displays "Open All in Tabs", "Copy", and "Delete". When using "Open All in Tabs" suggest you proceed from a new tab ("Ctrl+T"), as the first item in the selection will load into the active tab. "


Actually this works for me!

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Open the History/Bookmark Manager. Click once on the first entry. Then holding down the Control key (Windows) click the other entries. Once you are done, press Delete.

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Doesn't work! I'm using Linux by the way!

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From http://kb.mozillazine.org/Viewing_the_browsing_history_-_Firefox :

"Selecting history items Selections without invoking the page can be made within the History display, by clicking to the left of the favicon (webpage icon) in the list. Adding additional selections - multiple selections

You may then use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+A" (use "Cmd+A" on Mac OS) to select all that are shown, or you can add more with Ctrl+click again at the left of another item's favicon, or extend a selection with Shift+click.

For multiple selections, the context menu displays "Open All in Tabs", "Copy", and "Delete". When using "Open All in Tabs" suggest you proceed from a new tab ("Ctrl+T"), as the first item in the selection will load into the active tab. "


Actually this works for me!

Modified by zanade