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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year 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 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox has deleted my history prior to April of this year

I had been saving unlimited history. How/why did this change? Where is my browsing history prior to April of this year? What do I need to do to configure Firefox to aga… (read more)

I had been saving unlimited history. How/why did this change? Where is my browsing history prior to April of this year? What do I need to do to configure Firefox to again save unlimited browsing history?

thank you

Asked by lock12j 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 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 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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My history disappear every time I close Firefox

I can't imagine my life using another browser, but I'm beginning to think Firefox wants me to do so. I don't know what to do anymore, I've tried everything. Every now and… (read more)

I can't imagine my life using another browser, but I'm beginning to think Firefox wants me to do so. I don't know what to do anymore, I've tried everything. Every now and then I was using Firefox and it demanded me to update so it would start again, and, when it did, it came back without the "restore previous session" option. That was really nervewracking, but at least I had the Session Manager app, so I didn't give much of a damn. But now they both stopped working. Why is this happening? This is a serious pain in the arse, I've been dealing with it for some time, but now I can't take it anymore. Enough is enough.

Asked by rafaeluzt 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 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__ 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Display vists to all pages, not just conunts of how many times I was there

Browser history. Is it possible to get a complete listing of all visits to all pages. So if i visit a page 200 times, all 200 of the visits are shown in the log? I know… (read more)

Browser history. Is it possible to get a complete listing of all visits to all pages. So if i visit a page 200 times, all 200 of the visits are shown in the log?

I know it has to be there I just am blind sometimes.

Asked by danallenfirefox 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Under "History," a specific website with 6 line entries would not respond to the delete button. Is this a dangerous website?

I delete websites I visit in "History" line by line, and I save the ones I find valuable for viewing in the future. Last week I visited a new website and checked out a fe… (read more)

I delete websites I visit in "History" line by line, and I save the ones I find valuable for viewing in the future. Last week I visited a new website and checked out a few articles. A few days later I was deleting that day's line items I did not want to revisit. This particular website would not let me delete any of it's line items, no matter what. It was Just this website. Never have I encountered this problem. I had to go into Firefox and delete this particular website under "Forget this Site." Any answer as to why?

Asked by NancyAF 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I disable Firfox's "Forget" Function. This makes Fox Filter useless!

I am trying to disable the "Forget" function that is now part of Firefox. I have disabled the ability for users to be able to delete their browsing history directly not u… (read more)

I am trying to disable the "Forget" function that is now part of Firefox. I have disabled the ability for users to be able to delete their browsing history directly not using "forget", but now the release of this function has made purchasing Fox Filter and my attempts to prevent the deletion of browsing history useless as now other users can now erase there history at will. Please help

Asked by Ridzy 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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My history got deleted yesterday and I don't know how? Is there anyway I can get it back?

Yesterday my Firefox history got deleted and I don't know how. I didn't notice it until today when I tried to type in a site I frequently visit. I knew this was the probl… (read more)

Yesterday my Firefox history got deleted and I don't know how. I didn't notice it until today when I tried to type in a site I frequently visit. I knew this was the problem because this isn't the first time that this has happened and I couldn't get my history back then either. And it's only my history that's deleted, like my bookmarks and everything else is there. Is there anyway I can get my history back? I'd hate to have to go through all this again and not be able to get my history back.

Asked by waashington 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Bookmarks and history gone

After today's update to the newest version of Firefox, my bookmarks and history are gone. I can't even ADD bookmarks! I looked for both through "Library," and nothing. … (read more)

After today's update to the newest version of Firefox, my bookmarks and history are gone. I can't even ADD bookmarks! I looked for both through "Library," and nothing. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Asked by gleep89 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago