Firefox: clear history?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ggulliver, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ggulliver macrumors member

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    #1
    Can Firefox be set to only keep recent history?
    It now seems to be all-or-nothing.

    And, with many thousands of entries, FF is hanging when trying to manually delete; is there a workaround?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #2
    Yes it can! Go into Firefox's preferences, and change the setting from "Remember history" to "Use custom settings for history". Then you can configure how long it remembers.
     
  3. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #4
    Weird. I just looked in about:config, and it seems to be gone from there too!
     
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  6. r0k macrumors 68040

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    If you remember what it was called in about:config, try adding it back manually. It's carry over code base so it might just work.

    Sadly I had to give up on FF when it kept hanging my Macbook and my wife's Mini. We are all using Chrome these days and Safari for the occasional web page that doesn't look right in Chrome.

    I think it was once called browser.history_expire_days.
     

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