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how do I manually insert my favorite url's into my homepage "Top Lists?????"

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Q # 1- no info that I can find how to click to add my current url to the "Top List" on my homepage. All the boxes are now empty. Opera simply has a plus sign. Looked everywhere. No help in Help pages for version 57 of FF.

Q # 2- If never record history is checked, is it the case then when I switch between website I am always in privacy mode and the new website does not see just where I've been at he last website?? thanks

Q # 1- no info that I can find how to click to add my current url to the "Top List" on my homepage. All the boxes are now empty. Opera simply has a plus sign. Looked everywhere. No help in Help pages for version 57 of FF. Q # 2- If never record history is checked, is it the case then when I switch between website I am always in privacy mode and the new website does not see just where I've been at he last website?? thanks

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Maybe this question was a bit different than I understood the first time:

PSFjoy said

Q # 2- If never record history is checked, is it the case then when I switch between website I am always in privacy mode and the new website does not see just where I've been at he last website??

It depends.

If you use a link in a page, usually the destination website receives information about the page that contained the link. I don't recall whether that works exactly the same way in private windows. You could try my test page here and see if it shows a "Referring page" address in the first section:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/jstest.php

If you use a bookmark or type the address in the address bar, there's no referring page information.

Some sites have their hooks into pages all over the web. That's why if you search on Amazon, you can see an Amazon ad on a different site reminding you about what you just searched. Firefox's Tracking Protection feature can help reduce this issue. See: Tracking Protection.

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Hi, the "Activity Stream" design is primarily a new tab page feature, but also can be used on the home page. If you hover somewhere over the TOP SITES section, the upper right corner should show an Edit button and a "?" to access settings for the page. Clicking Edit should help with adding items.

If you are using automatic private browsing, then you're correct that no history can accumulate. However, you should be able to add sites by clicking the Add button and entering a title and URL. Not sure if there is an easier way when you do not have history.

Hi, the "Activity Stream" design is primarily a new tab page feature, but also can be used on the home page. If you hover somewhere over the TOP SITES section, the upper right corner should show an Edit button and a "?" to access settings for the page. Clicking Edit should help with adding items. If you are using automatic private browsing, then you're correct that no history can accumulate. However, you should be able to add sites by clicking the Add button and entering a title and URL. Not sure if there is an easier way when you do not have history.
jscher2000
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7298 solutions 59417 answers

Chosen Solution

Maybe this question was a bit different than I understood the first time:

PSFjoy said

Q # 2- If never record history is checked, is it the case then when I switch between website I am always in privacy mode and the new website does not see just where I've been at he last website??

It depends.

If you use a link in a page, usually the destination website receives information about the page that contained the link. I don't recall whether that works exactly the same way in private windows. You could try my test page here and see if it shows a "Referring page" address in the first section:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/jstest.php

If you use a bookmark or type the address in the address bar, there's no referring page information.

Some sites have their hooks into pages all over the web. That's why if you search on Amazon, you can see an Amazon ad on a different site reminding you about what you just searched. Firefox's Tracking Protection feature can help reduce this issue. See: Tracking Protection.

Maybe this question was a bit different than I understood the first time: ''PSFjoy [[#question-1184544|said]]'' <blockquote> Q # 2- If never record history is checked, is it the case then when I switch between website I am always in privacy mode and the new website does not see just where I've been at he last website?? </blockquote> It depends. If you use a link in a page, usually the destination website receives information about the page that contained the link. I don't recall whether that works exactly the same way in private windows. You could try my test page here and see if it shows a "Referring page" address in the first section: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/jstest.php If you use a bookmark or type the address in the address bar, there's no referring page information. Some sites have their hooks into pages all over the web. That's why if you search on Amazon, you can see an Amazon ad on a different site reminding you about what you just searched. Firefox's Tracking Protection feature can help reduce this issue. See: [[Tracking Protection]].