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Please give users option to customize size/length of history
Since several months the amount of pages Firefox keeps in its history is drastically reduced. For whatever reason someone made the decision that FF was to be smarter than the user and to decide in his place how much history should be saved - for reason of performance - without giving the user any option to modify this and even without notifying the user about this critical change. There have been several threads about this issue, i.e. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1148703.
Imho this was a very unsmart and unreflected move - this is a critical functionality, FF is going to lose a serious amount of users if this stays that way. Please give the user the option to choose between "pages to be saved" and "days to be remembered" for history operation mode, with possibility to adjust the values. And what exactly is the rationale for making the value "places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages" readonly? The users who edit about:config are supposed to know what they're doing, so why not just let them?
To add insult to injury, there is now an addon for firefox to reenable this functionality that had been disabled by this change. Are you kidding me? You're slashing the size of the history for performance reasons, and then you're telling the users to install an addon if they want to have their usual history size, an addon which will have another impact on the performance of the browser?
Seriously - please revert this bad change, or fix it. Thanks.
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Firefox determines automatically how many pages can be kept without affecting the performance. You can see the current value of this maximum as the value of the read-only pref places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages on the about:config page.
Create a new integer pref named places.history.expiration.max_pages if you want to adjust the automatically calculates number of pages to keep.
Type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the Enter key to open the about:config page like you open a website by typing the URL in the location bar.
- if you see a warning message then you can confirm that you want to access the about:config page.
- use the Search bar at the top of the about:config page to locate preferences more easily
- preferences that have been modified and do not have the default value show as bold (user set)
- preferences that are user set (bold) can be reset to the default value via the right-click context menu
- preferences can be modified via Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean) in the right-click context menu and by double-clicking the line with the pref
- preferences can be created via the right-click context menu: New -> String, Integer, Boolean
Firefox determines automatically how many pages can be kept without affecting the performance. You can see the current value of this maximum as the value of the read-only pref places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages on the about:config page. Create a new integer pref named places.history.expiration.max_pages if you want to adjust the automatically calculates number of pages to keep.
Ya, I did this of course. But would like to point out that the majority of FF users that like to have more history won't dig that far - they'll be like "wth? browser does not save more history?", search the preferences and upon not finding anything, rather switch to another browser than to plough through support threads. So, would be nice if you mods could forward my feedback to the devs or tell me where I can post this so that it is taken into account.
Thanks a bunch.
This pref is usually over 100,000 and most won't need a higher setting.
Note that Firefox only keeps downloads for 60 days in Firefox 49+ releases.
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This pref is usually over 100,000 and most won't need a higher setting. Note that Firefox only keeps downloads for 60 days in Firefox 49+ releases.
Mine was cut down to around 6300, meaning around 5-6 days of history.