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STEVE: Okay, sorry, I did it and it worked, however, everything came right back again. AAARRGHHHH!!! Why is Firefox being so difficult about this? :(
On the newest version of Firefox there's a separate option called 'remember what I've searched for' that's also under the preferences-privacy option. Worked like a charm. Thanks Leo!
My company has created a product that could solve this problem. Our software, ControlHistory allows you to selectively or completely delete your history. You can download it from www.controlhistory.com. It supports
IE (ver. 6+)
Firefox (ver. 3+)
Chrome (ver. 1+)
Google Desktop Search
Many programs like MS Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader, WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. that save their history in the Registry.
You can use the software for free to view your history but to be able to delete it you need a license. The cost of a license is USD 0.99 (99 cents).
Thank you, Leo! Yours is the ONLY site that I found that clearly communicated the answer!
Click&Clean 188.8.131.52 add-on for Firefox to clear browsing history + support external app (WiseDiskCleaner, Janitor, BleachBit) + clear browsing... when Firefox exits
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This method is outdated.
Since firefox 3.5, right click in the search bar and select "Clear Search History".
As an SEO (search engine optimisation) guy, the fewatures included within firefox have caused more than a little frustration, until your greatarticle.
As I used firefox as my only browser, when searching for websites and their google.com positions, firefox was throwing up glowing results as it was set to remember sites I had been on. Luckily, I soon spotted that and have now (thanks to your info) changed the settings and normal service has been resumed.
I am sure that the settings my firefox had were as downloaded direct from firefox and for that,I was briefly very annoyed.
Then how do you clear when using a Mac and when you have firefox 3.5 and up?
I do not see tools at the top of the Mozilla Firefox bar
How do you delete multiple history items, but not all? I know how to delete individual items, and how to delete the whole lot, but how do I delete all of them EXCEPT a few? I tried using the shift key to select multiple items, and it looked like I had, but when I pressed the delete key, only the top item was deleted.
Is there somewhere in Windows Explorer where I can see all the history files and be able to select them normally by clicking and dragging the mouse?
I'm using Firefox 3.5.9.
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