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"Never remember history" changes to "Use custom..." and "...private mode"

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Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

Hi.

A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "Use custom settings for history" and "Always use private mode." Why is this happening?

The larger issue is Cached Web Content (CWC), which doesn't completely delete like everything else. No matter the settings to delete everything upon closing or never remember, every time I reopen FF and click Clear Data there is some data in CWC (albeit in kb). I've read many pages and posts here and it's still not clear: A) Why isn't it 0 bytes and B) If a previously visited site can access the CWC, then isn't that a strike against privacy?

Sincerley,

Hank

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See my reply here:

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Thanks. The many options are confusing and I don't get why there is more than one way of saying or enabling Private Mode. Not really a question, just venting.

The CWC is still a concern. How come it doesn't fully empty after closing the browser when it's set to delete everything?

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The easy way to switch on PB mode is choosing "Never remember history" and to turn it off choosing "Remember history" as in PB mode no session data is stored in the profile folder. Like I wrote, choosing "Use custom settings for history" is meant for inspecting and possibly modifying individual history settings and choosing this setting doesn't make any changes as such. "Use custom settings for history" always stays selected if you have made changes from the default history settings. With the default history settings you always see "Remember history" or "Never remember history" depending on whether PB mode is active.

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I'm not sure if that response is about the CWC, part of why I find these FF settings to be confusing (and Brave is not).

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