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Firefox 8.1 downloaded today. Clearing everything, the Form & Search History will NOT clear. In 8.0 it did. Why now with 8.1?

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Firefox 8.1 downloaded today. Clearing everything, the Form & Search History will NOT clear. In 8.0 it did. Why now with 8.1?

Same question which I've already posed. IF I can be supplied with a working email addy - I'd be happy to include some screen shots illustrating exactly what it is I'm asking here... Please send me an email addy to continue. Thanks.

I mechanically clear EVERYTHING often when browsing. What I'm getting live arrows on for a Clear are: Browing & Download History Form & Search History (this is the ONE NOT working, no hot arrow) Next is Cookies then Cache Then Active Logins Then finishes up with Site Preferences.

IT IS THE FORM 7 SEARCH HISTORY which won't clear using new Firefox 8.1 where in 8.0 it did. Thanks.

-CarbonBridge

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Re: Firefox 8.1 downloaded today. Clearing everything, the Form & Search History will NOT clear. In 8.0 it did. Why now with 8.1?

Is that saving form data enabled?

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > "Remember search and form history"
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Re: Firefox 8.1 downloaded today. Clearing everything, the Form & Search History will NOT clear. In 8.0 it did. Why now with 8.1?

You can attach images to posts (and replies) here. There's a box to upload them.

There was only one mac-affecting change made in 8.0.1 which involved preventing a crash in the latest Java plugin. No other changes were taken. If you don't have the option to clear Form & Search History, this may be because you don't have any? Another possibility is that you have an extension that's preventing it. Can you go to Help > Troubleshooting information and paste here the extensions section?

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Re: Firefox 8.1 downloaded today. Clearing everything, the Form & Search History will NOT clear. In 8.0 it did. Why now with 8.1?

Is that saving form data enabled?

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > "Remember search and form history"