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My clear recent history always goes into "non-responding" mode. Why?

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I always have to close out firefox and start over so don't know if all the items I want cleared are gone!

I always have to close out firefox and start over so don't know if all the items I want cleared are gone!

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This happened

Not sure how often

This started when...

I try to use it to clear my history after using certain websites

Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.11
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  • Picasa plugin
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
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  • npunagi2
  • Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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finitarry
  • Top 25 Contributor
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How are you doing that? Do you have the automatic clearing set up or are you using the clearing from the Tools menu?

How are you doing that? Do you have the automatic clearing set up or are you using the clearing from the Tools menu?

Question owner

I believe it's automatic with items checked that I want cleared - ie, cache, cookies, etc.

I believe it's automatic with items checked that I want cleared - ie, cache, cookies, etc.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
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That can be caused by clearing the cookies via "Clear Recent History".

  • https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Clear+Recent+History
  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > [X] Clear history when Firefox closes > Settings
  • Firefox > History > Clear Recent History or Tools > Clear Recent History

If you use "Clear Recent History" to clear the cookies then Firefox also tries to clear the cookies from plugins like Flash (LSO) and starts a plugin-container process for each plugin and that can add extra time and can cause an unresponsive script error to appear.
Make sure that all plugins are up to date.

That can be caused by clearing the cookies via "Clear Recent History". * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Clear+Recent+History * Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > [X] Clear history when Firefox closes > Settings * Firefox > History > Clear Recent History or Tools > Clear Recent History If you use "Clear Recent History" to clear the cookies then Firefox also tries to clear the cookies from plugins like Flash (LSO) and starts a plugin-container process for each plugin and that can add extra time and can cause an unresponsive script error to appear.<br /> Make sure that all plugins are up to date.

Question owner

I use the tools and clear recent history.

I use the tools and clear recent history.

Question owner

Have not a clue as to what plug-ins are!

Have not a clue as to what plug-ins are!
cor-el
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Is cookies checked in the Clear Recent History settings?

  • Tools > Options > Privacy : History: [X] Clear history when Firefox closes > Settings

If it is then try to exclude the cookies and remove them manually.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
Is cookies checked in the Clear Recent History settings? *Tools > Options > Privacy : History: [X] Clear history when Firefox closes > Settings If it is then try to exclude the cookies and remove them manually. * Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Question owner

Still went into non responding when I unchecked the cookies in Clear Recent History settings.

Still went into non responding when I unchecked the cookies in Clear Recent History settings.