Firefox keeping history for too long

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  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

    0dev

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    I have the latest version of Firefox and have set it up to store history for 7 days, but I still have stuff from months and months ago. I went into about:config and even in there, it says browser.history_expire_days.mirror is set to 7.

    Is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Did you change the setting after having already a large amount of history built up?
     
  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, the setting has been like this for ages, it's just not been working for months.
     
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  5. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    Grab PlacesCleaner from the Add-ons site:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/placescleaner/

    You can configure it all sorts of ways to help with the growing history. Unfortunately Mozilla decided that they would keep history based on the hardware of your computer, so different people have different settings. With the above extension you can automatically remove history based on criteria you set. For example, I have mine set to remove items over 2 months old that I have visited less than 5 times, and it does this every 7 days.
     
  6. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So FF overrides my settings because it thinks it knows better than me? Dick move much?

    Thanks for the extension link though, that's helpful :)
     

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