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How to Erase Browsing History in Mozilla Firefox

Author: Micheal Ricky
by Micheal Ricky
Posted: Nov 09, 2018

All of the browsers including Mozilla Firefox record your activity on the browser, browsing history, search history, login activities, etc. When you browse any website it will be saved into your browsing history. If you’re using a common PC, then anyone can check your activity on the browser.

Cleaning browsing history helps you maintain your privacy. If you don’t want to show your browsing history to anyone, then clean it before leaving the browser. You can clear specific or complete browsing history.

These methods will help you to delete your browsing history.

How to remove individual browsing history entries

  1. Open ‘Firefox’ app on your desktop.
  2. Press ‘Ctrl + H’ on your keyboard to open history panel of the browser.
  3. Click on the ‘View’ button at the top-right corner of the history panel.
  4. Select an option (Date, Size, Most visited, Last Visited) from the menu to organize your history list so that you can easily find the website you want to delete.
  5. Now, click and select the individual entries you wish to remove from the Firefox browsing history.

To select multiple entries: press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ key on your keyboard and then click on the web addresses you want to erase.

  1. Press ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard. Or right-click on the individual entry and select ‘Delete’ from the menu.

Selected entries will be deleted from the browsing history of your browser.

How to delete all browsing history entries

Quick method:

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Press ‘Ctrl + Shift + Delete’ keys.
  3. Select the range from the drop-down menu you would like to delete.
  4. Click ‘Clear Now’ button to erase.

Step by step instructions:

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the ‘Three horizontal lines’ icon at the top-right corner to open the browser’s menu.
  3. Click on the ‘History’ labeled icon from the menu.
  4. Choose the options (View History Sidebar, Clear Recent History, etc.) from the history menu.
  5. Select range (everything) to complete clear browsing history.
  6. Click on the ‘Clear Now’ button to erase the browsing history.

How to make Firefox clear history automatically

If you want to clear your browsing history automatically So that you don’t forget, then use this setting to set Firefox clear history automatically when you exit from the browser.

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the ‘Three horizontal lines’ icon at the top-right corner to open the browser’s menu.
  3. Go to ‘Options’ into the menu.
  4. Select ‘Privacy & Security’ and go to ‘History.’
  5. Click on the drop-down menu next to Firefox Will.
  6. Choose ‘Use custom settings for history’ from the options.
  7. Check the box of ‘Clear history when Firefox closes.’
  8. Click on the ‘Settings’ button next to ‘Clear history when Firefox closes’ to customize the types of history should be clear.
  9. Check the options in ‘Settings for Clearing History’ which you want to delete automatically on exit.
  10. Click ‘OK.’
  11. Now, close the ‘about: preferences page’ to save your changes.

Now, your browsing histories will automatically delete when you exit normally from the browser. If Firefox didn’t shut down normally, then there may be the chances that the history of the last session will not be erased.

Micheal Ricky is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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