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'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

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'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

Hello, I am using Firefox 19.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Neither 'clear list' nor 'remove from list' (after highlighting) worK. I do not think I ever had this problem before updating. Is the problem solved, or should I go back to a previous version !? Also, I have added Adblock, each time I open a Firefox page, I get a pop up advertisement. If needed, I can provide a screen shot. This did not happen before either.

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SUMO Contributor

Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

Hello pandaexult, try to delete the downloads.sqlite file in your Profile folder and check it again.

thank you

New User

Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

I read the news, I saw the light, I trashed the downloads.sqlite file (now grinning insultingly from the trash can!). As I said before, and I realise that much of FF is user-led, how come you people out there who are wondrously geekily intelligent (can you hear the sarcasm actually dripping off the walls and ceiling?) give us a hand here? I doesn't sound like nuclear science, but then, I could be wrong! All best, TGIF !

SUMO Contributor

Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

Hey, don't forget, firefox it is a free software who anyone can participate, and as always happen with free software with pros and cons.

all the best to you too

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Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode as this can cause this issue in Firefox 19.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy: Use custom settings for history
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"
New User

Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

HI ! Did that (previous post), saw the film and the musical, bought the T-shirt....FF still messing about. I have installed Aurora again (!) and I will see where that takes me. Also, I used to like FF for the Adblock add-on module, but now I see it doesn't work anymore, there's not much point, back to Safari? Actually I kept the 3 in the dock (Safari,Chrome andFF), ended up by hating Chrome, dissatisfied by Safari because the was no Adblocker, and now this infuriation! Old guys use their computers a lot, small problems become big problems because we have more time to do less. Hey-ho, what's it all about ? Going to have to climb the mountain again, see the old guy and ask him what the meaning of life is! (but Monty Python alreadfy answered that!). Have a great week-end! ;-))

SUMO Contributor

Re: 'clear list' and 'remove' do NOT remove files from donloads

Old guys use their computers a lot, small problems become big problems because we have more time to do less.

yeeesss........we grow and mature also ?

Going to have to climb the mountain again, see the old guy and ask him what the meaning of life is!

day and night the jasmine is always white !


have a great weekend too