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Cannot clear firefox items from iphone on drop down in mac

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Have Firefox 59.0.2 on my Mac. Have Firefox on my iPhone

In the drop down menu have sites listed from my IPhone ... they remain despite clearing history on iPhone and even deleting the Firefox app from iPhone

How do I get rid of them

Thanks

Have Firefox 59.0.2 on my Mac. Have Firefox on my iPhone In the drop down menu have sites listed from my IPhone ... they remain despite clearing history on iPhone and even deleting the Firefox app from iPhone How do I get rid of them Thanks

Chosen solution

I finally fixed it

I looked under pref for my Mac firefox and clicking on the Firefox Account opened Manage account and then looked at devices and applications and saw there were two listed for my iPhone. One had a sync date older than the other and deleted the old one and the problem went away Also saw there were some older ones for my ipad, even thought it was not a problem and deleted the old ones. I've re-sync both and only one of each in the device list.

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  • Shockwave Flash 29.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0

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FredMcD
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What dropdown are you talking about?

If it's the address bar; Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar.

The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings.

Turn on Remember My Browsing And Download History At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off.

What dropdown are you talking about? If it's the address bar; Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. The button next to '''History, ''' select '''Use Custom Settings. ''' Turn on '''Remember My Browsing And Download History''' At the bottom of the page, turn on '''Clear History When Firefox Closes. ''' At the far right, press the '''Settings''' button. Turn on ONLY '''Cache''' and '''Form And Search History''' leaving the others off.

Question owner

Yes it is in the address bar.

The problem is not clearing the history from my Mac firefox, but clearing the history that shows up from my iPhone firefox in the address bar even after clearing the history from the firefox on my iPhone. Seems some are "stuck" in my mac even if I deleted the firefox app from my iPhone

Yes it is in the address bar. The problem is not clearing the history from my Mac firefox, but clearing the history that shows up from my iPhone firefox in the address bar even after clearing the history from the firefox on my iPhone. Seems some are "stuck" in my mac even if I deleted the firefox app from my iPhone
FredMcD
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Did you follow my instructions above? That will clear the form fill data.

Did you follow my instructions above? That will clear the form fill data.

Question owner

Yes ... went back and checked and quit Firefox and started it up and the iPhone sites are still listed. When I click in Clear Recent History in the menu and include also clear Browsing and Download History and then quit and restart, they are still there

Yes ... went back and checked and quit Firefox and started it up and the iPhone sites are still listed. When I click in Clear Recent History in the menu and include also clear Browsing and Download History and then quit and restart, they are still there
FredMcD
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I called for more help.

I called for more help.

Chosen Solution

I finally fixed it

I looked under pref for my Mac firefox and clicking on the Firefox Account opened Manage account and then looked at devices and applications and saw there were two listed for my iPhone. One had a sync date older than the other and deleted the old one and the problem went away Also saw there were some older ones for my ipad, even thought it was not a problem and deleted the old ones. I've re-sync both and only one of each in the device list.

I finally fixed it I looked under pref for my Mac firefox and clicking on the Firefox Account opened Manage account and then looked at devices and applications and saw there were two listed for my iPhone. One had a sync date older than the other and deleted the old one and the problem went away Also saw there were some older ones for my ipad, even thought it was not a problem and deleted the old ones. I've re-sync both and only one of each in the device list.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.