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[QUERY] How is Firefox Storing Cookies When I Clear My Data? : Mozilla Firefox

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I have cleared all my cookies and cache data.

However, if you right-click on Mozilla Firefox (69.0.2 (64-bit)) desktop button, you will find a list of all the recent places you visited.

Please refer to the image attached for more details.

I have cleared all my cookies and cache data. However, if you right-click on Mozilla Firefox (69.0.2 (64-bit)) desktop button, you will find a list of all the recent places you visited. Please refer to the image attached for more details.
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0

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Wesley Branton
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Those are not cookies. Those items are saved by Windows.

To clear that list, you need to uncheck and then recheck the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar in the Windows setting.

Those are not cookies. Those items are saved by Windows. To clear that list, you need to uncheck and then recheck the '''Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar''' in the Windows setting.
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jscher2000
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You also can manage the categories of data Firefox puts on the Jump List as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste taskb and pause while the list is filtered

** To disable listing Recent pages on the jump list: **

(3) If the browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled preference is bolded and "modified" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

** It appears you might already have made this change: **

(4) To disable listing frequently visited pages, double-click the browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

Does that work?

You also can manage the categories of data Firefox puts on the Jump List as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''taskb''' and pause while the list is filtered ''** To disable listing Recent pages on the jump list: **'' (3) If the '''browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled''' preference is bolded and "modified" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false ''** It appears you might already have made this change: **'' (4) To disable listing frequently visited pages, double-click the '''browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled''' preference to switch the value from true to false Does that work?
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Question owner

Hi,

I couldn't find a way to solve it so I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled.

However, this doesn't work either.

I'm going to try your method, then get back to you.

Hi, I couldn't find a way to solve it so I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. However, this doesn't work either. I'm going to try your method, then get back to you.
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Question owner

Nope, doesn't work at all.

"browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled" is set to false.

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Firefox is just routinely storing a list of websites I visited in some unknown list.

Nope, doesn't work at all. "browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled" is set to false. Attached image. Firefox is just routinely storing a list of websites I visited in some unknown list.

Modified by yeokaiwei

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jscher2000
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Wow, that's hard to explain.

I have Recent documents on jump lists for Acrobat, MS Word, Notepad, and Notepad++. Pretty much the only one that doesn't have Recent for me is Firefox.

I haven't restarted to get 69.0.2, so I'll do that now and see whether anything changes.

Wow, that's hard to explain. I have Recent documents on jump lists for Acrobat, MS Word, Notepad, and Notepad++. Pretty much the only one that ''doesn't'' have Recent for me is Firefox. ''I haven't restarted to get 69.0.2, so I'll do that now and see whether anything changes.''
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Question owner

Well, I googled what Wesley Branton said and cleared all the files in

   %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

I've also turned off the Jump lists and it seems to have worked.

Well, I googled what Wesley Branton said and cleared all the files in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations I've also turned off the Jump lists and it seems to have worked.
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