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How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox
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How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

When you often surf in the web, sometimes it is hard to remind the location of the link which you have visited couple of days or a week ago. To identify the exact link, you will need to address to the history of the browser, where all the pages you visited are stored. In this article I’m going to tell how to find history on Mozilla Firefox and clear it.

The history is a special menu of Firefox, where you can learn what sites you have visited for the last period. If more than a year have passed since you visited the appropriate the web-resource, the information about it is deleted from the “History” menu, and you won’t be able to recover it, thus you would need to take care of restoring the data in time. All the links in the history are divided on categories depending on the period you visited them last time, so it’s very handy and comfortable to find the suitable link following the timeline.

In order to find history on Mozilla Firefox, click the context menu button with three horizontal lines in it and select the “History” menu item.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

In the following menu all the last links you visited are displayed. By default, they are sorted by date.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

If the link you need is not represented on the new displayed context menu, click the “Show all history” button in the bottom part of the list.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

New “Library” form is opened. As you may notice, in here it is much easier to handle the collection of the history links, as far as they are strictly separated on those, which are being accessed today, last 7 days, last month, last half a year and even earlier. In order to open the link, simply click on it with the primary mouse button.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

What other options are available in the “Library” form. At first you may apply a different sorting method on additional parameters, like tags, location, most recent visit, visit count, description, etc. In order to do this, click “Views” button on the top panel and select the “Sort” menu item. After that different sorting methods are represented on the screen, where you can select the required option.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

One more useful function is the ability to copy the appropriate link to the clipboard. After that copying you may paste the link into the text editor or e-mail by simple using the “Ctrl-V” hotkey combination. In order to copy the link into the clipboard select the proper link in the “Library” form and click “Organize” -> “Copy” menu item or use the “Ctrl-C” combination.

Additional feature is working with history in distinct sidebar. In order to open it on the previously described menu click “View history sidebar” and the sidebar will pop up in the left part of the active window.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

By the way, you may sort the links in here as well by using the “View” button.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

If you want to clear history on Mozilla Firefox, use the “Clear recent history” button on the pop-up menu.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

In here only two first options interest us: “Browsing Download History” and “Form Search History”. The main history links as we know it are considered under the “Browsing Download History” check box, so mark it up before completing the cleaning process. In the upper “Time range to clear field” you may define the period, for which the history will be removed. The larger the period, the more links will be dropped. In order to start the cleaning procedure, click the “Clear Now” button.How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox

As you can see, the description of the procedure “How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox” is absolutely clear and transparent. Also finding the corresponding link in the library is quite simple, so you definitely will not get lost in the appearing menus and pop-up forms.

How to clear history on Mozilla Firefox
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