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We are having multiple users share the same browser username so we can share our browser history. We will be doing a lot of internet research. How much browser history will be stored? We are all syncing Browser history and need the history to not be deleted within the next 6 months.

We are having multiple users share the same browser username so we can share our browser history. We will be doing a lot of internet research. How much browser history will be stored? We are all syncing Browser history and need the history to not be deleted within the next 6 months.

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Current Firefox versions keep a maximum number of visited page and do not have a time limit for the history. You can see the current value of this maximum as the value of the read-only pref places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages on the about:config page.

When it comes to Sync then things are different: Synced history expires in 60 days (2 months) and synced tabs expire in 7 days and have a maximum payload (20-28 kb: long URLs have effect).

See also:

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  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0

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FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 26.0.0.151

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 26.0.0.151 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
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Current Firefox versions keep a maximum number of visited page and do not have a time limit for the history. You can see the current value of this maximum as the value of the read-only pref places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages on the about:config page.

When it comes to Sync then things are different: Synced history expires in 60 days (2 months) and synced tabs expire in 7 days and have a maximum payload (20-28 kb: long URLs have effect).

See also:

Current Firefox versions keep a maximum number of visited page and do not have a time limit for the history. You can see the current value of this maximum as the value of the read-only pref places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages on the about:config page. When it comes to Sync then things are different: Synced history expires in 60 days (2 months) and synced tabs expire in 7 days and have a maximum payload (20-28 kb: long URLs have effect). See also: *Norwell History Tools: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/norwell/