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How to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields?

I'd like to know how to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields. I do NOT mean clearing my BROWSING HISTORY, but certain/all searches on th… (read more)

I'd like to know how to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields.

I do NOT mean clearing my BROWSING HISTORY, but certain/all searches on the "search" fields.

Some sites seems to save some of the words, some sites do no not. I don't know how it works, really.

I remember being able just to point the word off the list and hit "delete" and it was gone. Doesn't work anymore these days.

Asked by Baking_soda 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

How do I restore/recover my history from more than a month? Or extend it past one.

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click fo… (read more)

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click forget about this site since its right below delete page, I tend to lose an entire thing instead of one specific thing. Both need to be fixed with an undo feature.

Asked by bucknerryan 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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All recovery restore options in history tab greyed out. How can I recover previous session or open tabs?

I woke my laptop up from sleep. I am using Microsoft 10 64 bit. Firefox auto updated, my computer restarted, I lost all of my tabs. A whole pile of them. I've always been… (read more)

I woke my laptop up from sleep. I am using Microsoft 10 64 bit. Firefox auto updated, my computer restarted, I lost all of my tabs. A whole pile of them. I've always been able to restore session, or restore previously closed windows, etc, but all of those options are greyed out. I went through and cherry picked a few of the web pages I recognized out of my history, but many of my tabs have stayed open for quite some time and are not in that history. How do I recover my tabs?

Asked by championsss 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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History doesn't show when typing in address bar, and Enter doesn't work -- until I press, backspace, space, / or #

When I type in the address bar, I am used to seeing my history show up as I type; and pressing the Enter or Return key to navigate to the thing I typed. Now the hi… (read more)

When I type in the address bar, I am used to

  • seeing my history show up as I type; and
  • pressing the Enter or Return key to navigate to the thing I typed.

Now the history doesn't show as I type, and Enter/return has no effect... Until I type one of the following things: backspace, space, / or # (there may be more). Then the history shows up and Enter works again!!

If I type any other character after any of those, then the history disappears and Enter stops working again.

What gives? Is this a bug? Or a setting somewhere?

It's super annoying.

Never seen this before. IT just upgraded my machine to Windows 10, removed my previous Firefox installation, and force-installed the ESR version of Firefox (60.5.2esr (32-bit)).

Asked by jfcorbett 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox update to version 65.0.1 (from last night) erased my browser history

I updated Firefox last night right before bed, to version 65.0.1. I did not go to any websites after that. This morning, none of my browser history from before today, 2/1… (read more)

I updated Firefox last night right before bed, to version 65.0.1. I did not go to any websites after that. This morning, none of my browser history from before today, 2/14, exists any longer. I first noticed this when typing in a website I check daily, but I didn't have any autocomplete suggestions (normally I just type the first 2 letters and get a suggestion of the full site and I am able to just hit enter to go there). Just now, I checked my history folder to find a site I have not visited in the last few months, but with no history before yesterday, I am not sure how to proceed. I believe my bookmarks are intact (I do not typically use bookmarks, but there are a handful present, and I did not create them today, so I believe they are from before last night's update).

I do use an add-on to record my open tabs, and it someone does go back longer than this, so maybe I can find some of the sites I used to have. However, I could really use the history feature, I have some stuff last summer I would like consult ASAP. I can verify that I have not manually erased my history, at least not going back before something I viewed within a given hour (I don't go back and erase things from say, yesterday, last week, last month, last year, etc). Any thoughts?

Asked by EKenworthy 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I modify browsing history options?

I use a MacBook, and on my Firefox browsing history, my options are "Today, Yesterday, Last 7 days, This month, August, July, June, May, Older than 6 months". However, m… (read more)

I use a MacBook, and on my Firefox browsing history, my options are "Today, Yesterday, Last 7 days, This month, August, July, June, May, Older than 6 months". However, my wife's Mac Air only shows "Today, Yesterday, Last 7 days". How can I get her browsing history to be the same as mine? Thanks!

Asked by Rod47 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Via about:config I can sett bookmarks to open in a new tab (browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs) and I want the same thing for my browser history but can't find it

Don't really need more details, I think the title says it all :) I could use the adress bar to search for stuff nad find something from my beoser history but thatäs not r… (read more)

Don't really need more details, I think the title says it all :) I could use the adress bar to search for stuff nad find something from my beoser history but thatäs not really the same thing.

Sometimes I need to really dig deeö in the history to find what I had forgotten I had, and ehen I find it, I nne that double click to open a tab just like I open every other tab - in a new one. Instead, "history" opens it up in the current ues one.

Asked by murko69 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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When I click "History > Show All History" a new window opens up with my history but it is completely blank. What do I do?

I need to access my browser history to prove a timestamp. I only need to prove a timestamp from less than 24 hours ago but the history page shows absolutely nothing. A co… (read more)

I need to access my browser history to prove a timestamp. I only need to prove a timestamp from less than 24 hours ago but the history page shows absolutely nothing. A completely blank screen. I am not on incognito mode and my recently closed tabs are all correct which shows that there is history being taken of my browsing. Why is my history not showing? I need to see my history to prove that I followed due date of an assignment.

Asked by vzhang39 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox still storing user data when I've done "Forget about this site"?

I selectively delete data on sites by doing Show All History, finding a row for the site I want to remove, and then doing Right Click -> "Forget About This Site". I do… (read more)

I selectively delete data on sites by doing Show All History, finding a row for the site I want to remove, and then doing Right Click -> "Forget About This Site". I do this rather than globally forget all data because there are a few site logins I want to retain.

I just did this with every row in the History - This Month tab. It's now empty.

However, when I type a single letter (e.g. "a") into the search box a huge list of URLs appears, many of them from this month. They include a number of sites, like my on-line banking, that I previously believed I had erased all trace of.

1) Why are these URLs not shown in my history except when a search term is entered?

2) Why does "Forget About This Site" not clear EVERYTHING for the site in question?

For info, I'm running FF 61.01.1 for Linux Mint.

Asked by piersdelavison 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I cannot delete my browsing history using the usual Privacy and Security delete history command.

I'm on a Macbook Pro using High Sierra OS 10.13.4. Firefox Quantum is version 62.0. I've tried going to the menu and clicking history, clear recent history, everything, c… (read more)

I'm on a Macbook Pro using High Sierra OS 10.13.4. Firefox Quantum is version 62.0. I've tried going to the menu and clicking history, clear recent history, everything, clear now. I've also tried going to the menu and clicking show history and using the delete command. Nothing works. Do I need to delete Firefox to delete my history?

Asked by dearcristy 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why can't I find sites that used to be on the drop-down menu presented when I rolled over the address bar?

After downloading and installing Firefox 62.0, I found that when I mouse over the address bar, the link to NPR's Morning Edition had disappeared -- it used to appear auto… (read more)

After downloading and installing Firefox 62.0, I found that when I mouse over the address bar, the link to NPR's Morning Edition had disappeared -- it used to appear automatically, along with my school and public email addresses and the news sites I most often go to. At the same time, two new -- and unwanted -- links appeared: The Needle Drop and Overstock Outlet Locations. How can I eliminate these latter two sites and restore NPR's Morning Edition to me address bar drop down menu?

Asked by JPDeMeritt 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Is there a way to keep Firefox History from being deleted?

someone at work it deleting the history, but I need to know what sites they are going to. thanks for the help. steve p vittori rocci post 56 beverly ma … (read more)

someone at work it deleting the history, but I need to know what sites they are going to. thanks for the help. steve p vittori rocci post 56 beverly ma

Asked by sjp9876 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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My history wont save

I've tried all the methods i've found. I went into setting and set it to remember. Didnt work I've done places.quite. It worked, but when i recently closed it and reopene… (read more)

I've tried all the methods i've found. I went into setting and set it to remember. Didnt work I've done places.quite. It worked, but when i recently closed it and reopened it, nothing saved and history is empty again. My Firefox says it's fine

Asked by Jack_Reaping 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can't get rid of some web links that appear when I click on the History Tab, even though I have erased all history

I have thoroughly erased all history using the firefox procedures. (even checked it by opening a sidebar showing my URL history - which is empty). Nevertheless, there are… (read more)

I have thoroughly erased all history using the firefox procedures. (even checked it by opening a sidebar showing my URL history - which is empty). Nevertheless, there are 4 web links from my browsing history that appear in the drop down when I click on the History Tab. No matter what I do (including uninstalling and then reinstalling FireFox) those 4 links are persistent.

Asked by samk4545 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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As firefox shows only a partial file download history I would like to know how to see all the file names that I have downloaded .

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of t… (read more)

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of these files I would like to know how to see the file names or other details of the files that I downloaded in the past. Is this possible?

Asked by flyingangel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I have my bookmarks only in sqlite format. How do I import them?

I have done a clean Win install but due to my negligence I have not properly backed up all my browser data. Using a file recovery program I have managed to recover my old… (read more)

I have done a clean Win install but due to my negligence I have not properly backed up all my browser data. Using a file recovery program I have managed to recover my old Mozila profile, however simply copying the old files in the new profile folder doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know any workarounds?

Asked by bilovur 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago