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History gets deleted after a month

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month. I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find … (read more)

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month.

I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find February, so November, December, and January is gone. In settings I have it to save my history but it still delete everything older than a month.

Asked by Frejoh466 2 years ago

Last reply by Frejoh466 2 years ago

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Cleaning history manually causes extreme CPU usage and FF can be closed only through Task Manager

Sorry, but to be honest with every update FF becomes worse and worse. It's sad because for me it is (on the edge already to say it was) the best browser. After the latest… (read more)

Sorry, but to be honest with every update FF becomes worse and worse. It's sad because for me it is (on the edge already to say it was) the best browser.

After the latest update I have one more issue - when cleaning history manually (besides that that time Adobe Flash process opens even on a blank tab and I close it from Task manager) the CPU usage becomes extreme. I always clean my history manually, because I wanna chose what to be Forget That Site or only Delete Page (so to keep the cookies for certain pages). I do this everyday. CPU usage jumps up to 90% and when I close FF it stays in Task Manager forever with 60% CPU usage and can't close itself. I need to end FF process every time.

Because all recent issues I disabled many addons. When Googled issues with Adobe Flash (which also might mess with history cleaning) I read some blame AdBlock+ or/and NoScript that in their job of blocking ads and scripts they could cause FF slowness and high CPU usage.

Asked by vessto 4 years ago

Answered by vessto 4 years ago

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History Drop Down is not refreshing

Under the <History> drop down there are normally the last 15 pages listed. However, these are "stuck" to pages visited several days/weeks previously. If I use… (read more)

Under the <History> drop down there are normally the last 15 pages listed. However, these are "stuck" to pages visited several days/weeks previously.

If I use the full History recent pages are there and the Back/Forward function works.

I have tried the Places Maintenance extension - without success.

The problem occurred at the same time as the <Recently Closed Tabs> also stuck - that was rectified within about:config by changing browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo from 10 to 0 and back to 10

For the History problem, there is nothing obvious there and I do not want to try "random" changes.

Asked by Polchraine 4 years ago

Answered by Polchraine 4 years ago

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Visited website never appears in history

The website is http://vk.com/zlodeyi. I visited it several times, but it is never added to history. I have no problems with any other website, including other vk.com grou… (read more)

The website is http://vk.com/zlodeyi. I visited it several times, but it is never added to history. I have no problems with any other website, including other vk.com groups. The site is displayed correctly and is shown in recently closed, but not in history, No problems with it in Opera,

Asked by etsenberg 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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My history is suddenly missing

Hello, My history is suddenly missing (the Library is empty), while bookmarks, tabs, Downloads, etc are STILL THERE. Using 55.0.3 (64-bit) on OS X Yesomite. Since firefox… (read more)

Hello, My history is suddenly missing (the Library is empty), while bookmarks, tabs, Downloads, etc are STILL THERE. Using 55.0.3 (64-bit) on OS X Yesomite. Since firefox crashes almost every day this year, I can also report that Restore should work. Oh well. Please help! gf

Asked by gf__ 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Как отключить вкладку (about:newtab), чтобы при закрытии последней вкладки закрывался Firefox?

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закр… (read more)

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закрыть при помощи панели задач Windows. Эта вкладка сохраняет в себе закладки других сайтов. Но есть существенный недостаток: закладки нельзя настоить вручную, они возникают случайным образом. Из-за этой владки сложно закрыть Firefox.

Asked by denzen 5 years ago

Last reply by denzen 5 years ago

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Firefox Not Saving History

Hello- Firefox doesn't save my history with Quantum 64. This is is really frustrating. I had this issue prior to installing Quantum earlier this year. The minute Midnig… (read more)

Hello-

Firefox doesn't save my history with Quantum 64. This is is really frustrating. I had this issue prior to installing Quantum earlier this year. The minute Midnight strikes on my computer and start up FF it only reveals "Yesterday" history but nothing further back in date. I even tried changing the date back a few days for a moment and no previous history appeared. So there is nothing wrong with my clock/date.

Here's what I have done to try to correct /investigate this:

1. Restored FF Quantum. 2. Deleted all the Places.sqlite files and restarted FF to refresh them. 3. Checked Norton 360 to make sure History Clean Up is OFF. 4. Disabled Malwarebytes, IOBIT's Advance System Care 12 and similar programs for a couple of days. 5. I've had this issue before and even tried to reinstall FF and that didn't do anything.

6. Verify Integrity Results:

> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 768KiB + pragma_user_version is 52 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 112348 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 250 records + Table moz_places has 380 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 137 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 516 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 2 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 7 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 16 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

7. Attached is the list of add-ons. In the past I have disabled and/or deleted them them and still had the issue

I am using Windows 7.

Any tangible help and known cause you have is much appreciated.

Thank you, Steven

Asked by StevenB 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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After update 43.0.1 my history disappears each day. Why?

I've double-checked that no other program is deleting the history, and there are no scheduled tasks running that would do it. I have Firefox set to KEEP history. I DID ha… (read more)

I've double-checked that no other program is deleting the history, and there are no scheduled tasks running that would do it. I have Firefox set to KEEP history. I DID have a crash at one point - could that have corrupted a user file?? How do I create that corrupted file to check if that is it?

Thank you!

Asked by kailasa108 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Can't open a bookmark backup, I can see 5 different backups that ware saved automaticly but when pressed nothing happens.

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox e… (read more)

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox every moth or so and it would satisfie me, but when I press it, it asks if I am ok with replacing current tabs with the backed up ones, I click yes, and nothing happens. Any help?

Asked by TheMonte 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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How can I go further back than 2 months in history?

I know that I used to be able to go much further back than just 2 months. Is it possible that it changed when I set up Sync a few weeks ago? How can I change it so that… (read more)

I know that I used to be able to go much further back than just 2 months. Is it possible that it changed when I set up Sync a few weeks ago? How can I change it so that I get at least 6 months of history?

Asked by wildbamboo 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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University student finds way to sniff Firefox history

I first heard of this on TV news. I thought it said something about Facebook reading users' history - could be wrong on the facebook part. Then found this article about… (read more)

I first heard of this on TV news. I thought it said something about Facebook reading users' history - could be wrong on the facebook part. Then found this article about a university student that discovered this hole.

Is there any response about this from Mozilla yet?

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/theyre-ba-ack-browser-sniffing-ghosts-return-to-haunt-chrome-ie-firefox/

"Now, a graduate student at Hasselt University in Belgium said he has confirmed that Chrome, IE, and Firefox users are once again susceptible to browsing-history sniffing. Borrowing from a browser-timing attack disclosed last year by fellow researcher Paul Stone, student Aäron Thijs was able to develop code that forced all three browsers to divulge browsing history contents. He said other browsers, including Safari and Opera, may also be vulnerable, although he has not tested them."

Asked by Joebt 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs up every time i try to delete all history 'older than 6 months'

Firefox runs on ssd There is no problem with structure of history. What i am doing to repeat hang up: Open history tab or separate history window -> RMB on 'older tha… (read more)

Firefox runs on ssd There is no problem with structure of history.

What i am doing to repeat hang up: Open history tab or separate history window -> RMB on 'older than 6 months' -> press delete -> *hang up*

I've tried to wait for 20-30 minutes but it didn't help.

Asked by IJosephI 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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'Clear History When Firefox Closes' Freezes firefox at close and start. Have to a do a refresh, why?

I have narrowed this issue don to the 'Clear History When Firefox Closes' setting, I can do a refresh and only change the one setting and it will crash firefox when I go … (read more)

I have narrowed this issue don to the 'Clear History When Firefox Closes' setting, I can do a refresh and only change the one setting and it will crash firefox when I go to shut down, it stops responding and I will have to force it closed or goto task manager to shut it down. Clearly something wrong with either the browser in a folder that stays when I delete firefox and reinstall, tried that too and it still happens.

The only other thing I could think of is if one of the anti-malware programs are doing it but I have 4 machines that this is not an issue and have the same setups in each, ith the exception of Microsoft Essentials. So I don't think that the other programs are the issue, I believe their is a folder that firefox uses that is not being removed, reset, what ever and firefox is the issue itself...

This is on a friends computer, I am trying to figure this out for him...

It has,

Malwarebytes Spybot 1.6 Microsoft Essentials

Asked by terryinflorida 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Please give users option to customize size/length of history

Since several months the amount of pages Firefox keeps in its history is drastically reduced. For whatever reason someone made the decision that FF was to be smarter than… (read more)

Since several months the amount of pages Firefox keeps in its history is drastically reduced. For whatever reason someone made the decision that FF was to be smarter than the user and to decide in his place how much history should be saved - for reason of performance - without giving the user any option to modify this and even without notifying the user about this critical change. There have been several threads about this issue, i.e. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1148703.

Imho this was a very unsmart and unreflected move - this is a critical functionality, FF is going to lose a serious amount of users if this stays that way. Please give the user the option to choose between "pages to be saved" and "days to be remembered" for history operation mode, with possibility to adjust the values. And what exactly is the rationale for making the value "places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages" readonly? The users who edit about:config are supposed to know what they're doing, so why not just let them?

To add insult to injury, there is now an addon for firefox to reenable this functionality that had been disabled by this change. Are you kidding me? You're slashing the size of the history for performance reasons, and then you're telling the users to install an addon if they want to have their usual history size, an addon which will have another impact on the performance of the browser?

Seriously - please revert this bad change, or fix it. Thanks.

Asked by JustaUsername 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Firefox will not delete my history no matter what I try. I use a Mac version 10.13.2. Please help.

I have tried going up to the History > Clear Recent History > Everything and nothing. I try viewing all history and deleting each page by hitting delete, 'Forget Ab… (read more)

I have tried going up to the History > Clear Recent History > Everything and nothing. I try viewing all history and deleting each page by hitting delete, 'Forget About This Site', and 'Delete Page' but they will not budge.

I have tried to delete Firefox from my computer and going in Library > Application Support > Mozilla(There is no Firefox folder for me, just Mozilla), and still nothing. I saw no profile folders or anything mentioned in the articles to help.

I have tried 'refreshing' Firefox but it just imports history every time I do this.

I have also tried going into Preferences > Privacy & Security > History and selecting 'Never Remember History' and also do the 'Clear All History' from here but still nothing.

Nothing I have tried seems to work. Can anyone please help me with this? What do I need to do to get a fresh, completely clean Firefox on my computer?

Asked by vixyfox 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I've been having some issues with search engines and history

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it. I … (read more)

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it.

I can't open the history sidebar. The "Show your History" option opens it's tab fine (the drop-down that says "Show History Sidebar", "Clear Recent History..." ect.). But, when clicking on the "Show History Sidebar", nothing comes up. I can use the "Show All History" option but the sidebar doesn't open for some reason.

Asked by Mike 5 years ago

Answered by Mike 5 years ago

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History shows only current session. No history from any previous session.

Firefox 41.0.1, Windows 8.1. Since updating to version 38(?) "show all history" only shows the current session. I have since uodated to 41 with no improvement, Bookmarks… (read more)

Firefox 41.0.1, Windows 8.1. Since updating to version 38(?) "show all history" only shows the current session. I have since uodated to 41 with no improvement, Bookmarks have remained stable. I have tried:- Deleting Places.sqlite Re-installing Safe mode (no addons) Disablimg AVG and Defender Disablimg Wisecare and ASC

Changing Privacy options: Toggle Remember History/Use custom setting Toggle Private mode on/off Clear History toggled on/off

With Profile Manager created a new profile.

Checked the Owner and access control of all the files and folders in the profile, all full access and no read=only.

Installed "Places Maintenance" add-on and run it.

Can anyone suggest any other items to try, or is this a bug of FF running under Win 8,1?

Asked by Dummy88 4 years ago

Answered by Dummy88 4 years ago