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I set preferences @ "Clear History When FireFox Closes"... Now it doesn't allow FireFox to close at all w/o using Force Quite ( Mac w/ osx 10.5.8) Thanks.

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How should we have or preferences set, so that it will close / quit completely, and allow us to clear or history?

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Does it help if you exclude the cookies and instead let the cookies expire when you close Firefox?

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
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jscher2000
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How long did you wait? Some elements of history take longer to clear than others. In particular, clearing the disk cache can freeze Firefox for 30 seconds or up to a couple of minutes you have a large hard drive. I suspect it will be quicker in the future if you are clearing after each session. You also can fine-tune what is cleared to avoid the cache if clearing it takes forever.

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Does it help if you exclude the cookies and instead let the cookies expire when you close Firefox?

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"

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I guess that was it... it just needed some initial working time to get through all of the previous history / searches... works as designed right now... Quick and Smooth... Thank YOU so much for the reply!