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How to Delete Mozilla Firefox History and Downloads


How to delete history in mozilla firefox 

In this guide we will show you how to delete the history in mozilla firefox.

One of the most efficient features of your web browser, is that it stores information as you are browsing the net.

This information includes cookies, cache, downloads and browsing data. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to erase your history after your web surfing session. This is to ensure to protect the privacy of your viewed content.

It is most useful when you’re using a public computer. It is also useful if you want to hide something from your spouse, kids, or parents in a shared computer.


how to REMOVE RECENT BROWSING HISTORY from mozilla firefox

Mozilla history¬†includes a site by site list of the most recent web pages you have visited.¬†It appears in the ‚ÄúHistory‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLibrary‚ÄĚ menus. You can also find it in the Location Bar Autocomplete address list.

Let’s see how to do it:

    1. First click the¬†‚Äúmenu‚ÄĚ and then click on History. Next step will be selecting the option¬†Clear Recent History.
    2. A dropdown menu will appear (see next image for a sample). From all the options you will have to select the time range. This will tell Firefox from where to remove the data.

clear recent history in mozilla firefox

Next step is to click the arrow next to Details. This will select what kind of information will get cleared from the existing.

To delete browsing data, check the box ‚Äúbrowsing and download history‚ÄĚ. This will also include what you have recently downloaded onto your PC. This is¬†automatically recorded and saved in your Firefox Browser.

However, it is important to say that choosing this option will not delete the downloaded items from your PC just the temporary files created in the browser. As you can see in the following screen capture, you can also remove cookies and also clear browsing cache.

last hour details mozilla history

Finally, click the button Clear Now . That will close the windows. Selected items will be removed.



Answer is yes, you can tell Mozilla Firefox to clear your history on exit. This will protect your privacy. Nothing will be stored during your browsing sessions. Your activity will be forgotten by the browser.

  • Click on the menu.¬†Go then to the the¬†Privacy¬†panel.¬†Move¬†your mouse on the History section. (You can see it¬†in the following image).

firefox remember history

  • Set the text ¬†‚ÄúFirefox will:‚Ä̬†to the following¬†option¬†‚ÄúUse custom settings for history.‚ÄĚ

clear history when firefox closes

  1. Check the¬†option¬†‚ÄúClear history when Firefox closes‚ÄĚ.¬†It will be¬†at the bottom of the dialogue box.
  2. Select¬†‚ÄúSettings‚ÄĚ (next to ‚Äúclear history when Firefox closes‚ÄĚ).
  3. Check the items that you want to have cleared automatically each time you quit Firefox. (In this case, acoording to the screen capture provided, you would choose only Browsing History and deselect all the other options).

settings for clearing history in mozilla firefox

  1. Then click OK to go back to your previous window.
  2. Finally click on OK again.



  1. Click the menu to start. Then choose History and then click the Show All History link. It is located at the bottom of the list.
  2. In the top right hand corner, there is a space to write the website to be removed, Type in the keyword for the website you wish and finally press Enter.
  3. Select the site you want to clear clicking the link in the search results.
  4. Click on the option¬†‚ÄúForget About This Site.‚ÄĚ

forget about this site mozilla option

Close the Library window.

Guide is over. Hope these guides will be helpful.

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