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How do I delete all the history from the Search dropdown menu in the middle of the Start Page?

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How do I delete all the history from the Search dropdown menu in the middle of the Start Page?

I have deleted all history using the History Clear All option and rebooted FF. The Search dropdown menu in the middle of the Start Page still displays all searches I've made in the past from it. How do I delete this from this Search bar?

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Re: How do I delete all the history from the Search dropdown menu in the middle of the Start Page?

What is the URL of that start page?

You can delete the formhistory.sqlite file in the Firefox profile folder to remove all stored form data.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:


You can remove all data stored in Firefox from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry ("History > Show All History" or "View > Sidebar > History") or via the aboutSmiley Tongueermissions page.

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove all data stored in Firefox from that domain like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks.

You can't recover from this 'forget' unless you have a backup of the involved files.

It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.

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Re: How do I delete all the history from the Search dropdown menu in the middle of the Start Page?

What is the URL of that start page?

You can delete the formhistory.sqlite file in the Firefox profile folder to remove all stored form data.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:


You can remove all data stored in Firefox from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry ("History > Show All History" or "View > Sidebar > History") or via the aboutSmiley Tongueermissions page.

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove all data stored in Firefox from that domain like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks.

You can't recover from this 'forget' unless you have a backup of the involved files.

It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.