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How do I move 'Clear history' back to Tools? Menu editor can't seem to do it. Why are you always making arbitrary GUI changes?

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I want to move the "Clear (Private Data)" menu item back to the tools menu. Menu Editor's dev didn't anticipate this so my usual option for shuffling menu commands around won't work.

  • I know there is a keyboard shortcut to open it.
  • I know it has been moved to the History menu.
  • This is not a question about finding or using the feature, it is about GUI customization.


Semi-unrelated rant: Every time there's a new version of FF I dread installing it because you always make these arbitrary changes. Hiding menus, moving tabs, moving the home button, merging the stop/refresh button, hiding the taskbar, making everything except the domain name in the URL bar too dim to read, defaulting to that silly half-assed speed dial thing as a default home page, merging the title and tab bars, adding jerky acceleration to mouse scrolling, removing the ability to set a time limit for history/cache expiration, treating flash objects the same as cookies, disabling the awesome dialog asking to save your tabs if you close with more than one open, hiding granular javascript/DOM permissions(these now require individual about:config edits.) This is just an off-the-top-of-my-head list of the "upgrades" that I have had to fix over the past couple of years. I was a Netscape user most of my life, and have been a Firefox user ever since. One big reason I still use FF is the fantastic customization; I've been able to fix all of these things to my liking but in any other browser you simply wouldn't be able to change any of them.

But come on, seriously, stop it. If I wanted to use Chrome I would go install Chrome.

I want to move the "Clear (Private Data)" menu item back to the tools menu. Menu Editor's dev didn't anticipate this so my usual option for shuffling menu commands around won't work. * I know there is a keyboard shortcut to open it. * I know it has been moved to the History menu. * This is not a question about finding or using the feature, it is about GUI customization. Semi-unrelated rant: Every time there's a new version of FF I dread installing it because you always make these arbitrary changes. Hiding menus, moving tabs, moving the home button, merging the stop/refresh button, hiding the taskbar, making everything except the domain name in the URL bar too dim to read, defaulting to that silly half-assed speed dial thing as a default home page, merging the title and tab bars, adding jerky acceleration to mouse scrolling, removing the ability to set a time limit for history/cache expiration, treating flash objects the same as cookies, disabling the awesome dialog asking to save your tabs if you close with more than one open, hiding granular javascript/DOM permissions(these now require individual about:config edits.) This is just an off-the-top-of-my-head list of the "upgrades" that I have had to fix over the past couple of years. I was a Netscape user most of my life, and have been a Firefox user ever since. One big reason I still use FF is the fantastic customization; I've been able to fix all of these things to my liking but in any other browser you simply wouldn't be able to change any of them. But come on, seriously, stop it. If I wanted to use Chrome I would go install Chrome.

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Hi onetimeuse001,

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support and for your feedback. I will certainly recommend opening a Feature Request to have the process for customization reviewed in Bugzilla.

For alternatives to moving the clear data

Also for the next update, so that no data is lost it is possible to preserve the user preferences with the files from the User Profile Folder.

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

cor-el, an awesome contributor always recommends these links:

Please feel free to ask anymore questions. We are happy to help.

Hi onetimeuse001, Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support and for your feedback. I will certainly recommend opening a Feature Request to have the process for customization reviewed in Bugzilla. For alternatives to moving the clear data *This customized menu add on might do the trick [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/menu-editor/ Menu Editor] *Clear Recent history button on the toolbar I have been using is nice, but might not be what you would like. [[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clear-recent-history/ ]] Also for the next update, so that no data is lost it is possible to preserve the user preferences with the files from the User Profile Folder. * C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\ cor-el, an awesome contributor always recommends these links: *[[http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager]] *[[https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Managing+profiles ]] *[[ http://kb.mozillazine.org/Recovering_a_missing_profile ]] Please feel free to ask anymore questions. We are happy to help.