Clear Web Browser History Firefox

In Web Browser History we discussed why you might want to clear the web browser history of your browser. In Firefox Web Browser History we discussed how to set up Firefox to limit the amount of web browsing history kept by Firefox.

In this article we are going to cover how to clear the web browser history in Firefox without closing the browser. This technique would be useful while building a website or blog and testing the links contained in the page(s).

To Clear Web Browser History in Firefox:

  1. Click Tools in the top menu bar of Firefox.
  2. Select Options from the list that appears.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  3. Make sure the Privacy section is selected from the list on the left.
  4. On the right of the Options dialog box you will History with a plus sign in front of it. Click the plus sign.

    A box appears with “Remember visited pages for the last” visible and a Clear button on the right.

  5. Click the Clear button.
  6. Click Ok to save your changes and exit the Options dialog box.

Now, when you or someone else views the History in Firefox the list of sites visited will be empty. Once the browser is reopened or if you continue to surf after clearing the web browser history the web browser history list is rebuilt.

Revised: January 22, 2006

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9 Responses to “ Clear Web Browser History Firefox ”

  1. elssa says:

    but how do you selectively delete from History?

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  3. As stated in your excellent “Web Browser History” article, there are multiple reasons for clearing the browser cache from time to time and the method you have provided works perfectly. Some people may even want to go a step further to protect their privacy in Firefox by disabling the Smart Location Bar. This is done using the about:config command to set the value of “browser.urlbar.maxRichResults” to 0. On a related note, the new “Private Browsing Mode” found under the Tools menu is also worth mentioning. When using this mode, Firefox will not retain visited pages, cookies, etc.

  4. payday advance online says:

    Thank you for putting it in such plain english! I have a hard time following the directions on the website because there are so many clicks and what not.

  5. James says:

    I recommend install the Click&Clean add-on for Firefox
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3100/

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  8. arlene says:

    ” Now, when you or someone else views the History in Firefox the list of sites visited will be empty. Once the browser is reopened or if you continue to surf after clearing the web browser history the web browser history list is rebuilt.”

    Aha! So that is why I wouldn’t be able to see any history of the websites my younger brother visit because this is the way he did it.. Hmmm, now I know how to open it, thanks for the post!!!

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