My privacy settings are:
"Clear history when Firefox closes" with all checkboxes ticked.
I checked everything but these icons don't go away. Searched the internet regarding this problem. Nothing. Searched Firefox Addons. Nothing.
Now if we talk about privacy and take it serious, there MUST be a setting to clear this directory after exiting Firefox. Since this seems to be favicons, everyone can find these icons and easily reconstruct all the sites accessed by the user.
I'm appalled by this behaviour, as it's a massive privacy violation. What's the use of clearing the history, when those icons aren't deleted?
Dear Jefferson Scher, thanks for your reply to my post from 7/27/12. Maybe my diction was inappropriate, but I'm from Germany and do not always choose the right words. Please excuse my phrasing.
After a couple of releases (my comment was about 13.0 and we're at 18.0 in the meantime) it seems to me that no one is caring about that. Following your suggestion, I went to 724423 (then and now) and couldn't find any progress.
Having been a programmer myself, I think that this one should be easy to solve. Maybe it just has been forgotten?
Hi Knorpel, on my main profile I currently only have 9 icons in that folder. They appear to be the most frequently visited sites, as none are recent. I probably need to retest with a new profile that doesn't have so much history.
Anyway, no new information on my end about this issue.