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saria 12-18-2009 07:13 AM

LSO's
 
I am very new to linux and when using windows and firefox i had a addon called privacy blocker that removed any LSO's (locally stored objects, like cookies but can hold more data) do they have anything that does this for linux? without having an addon in firefox? Or is it even needed? Thanks in advance for any comments.

~sHyLoCk~ 12-18-2009 07:23 AM

Can you post a link to the addon? I couldn't find it.

Regards

tommcd 12-18-2009 07:27 AM

A quick search for "privacy" in the addons for Firefox yields these results:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...d=2&sort=&lup=
This one, Better Privacy, at the top looks like it does what you are looking for:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623
And Privacy Plus seems to do the same thing:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14217
I have never used either of those though.
I did not find an addon with the specific name "privacy blocker".

And welcome to the LQ forums!

saria 12-18-2009 07:42 AM

Yes the link is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623

~sHyLoCk~ 12-18-2009 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saria (Post 3796680)

Yup I just added it and it works fine with Linux.

Regards

saria 12-18-2009 07:53 AM

So i guess it is needed in linux also. do they have anything i can use that is not an addon but a linux app?

~sHyLoCk~ 12-18-2009 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saria (Post 3796698)
So i guess it is needed in linux also. do they have anything i can use that is not an addon but a linux app?

It just deletes your cookies I think? It will be the same for Linux and Windows and Mac and everywhere you run firefox. If you want to go private, from firefox 3.5, "Private Browsin" was introduced. It will not keep track of your browsing history while you are using that mode. Hope this helps.

Regards

saria 12-18-2009 08:37 AM

Thanks that does help. I just wondered if there is any thing i can use with other browers or even outside the browser.

~sHyLoCk~ 12-18-2009 08:46 AM

You mean manually you want to delete your cookies as you would in windows?
Tools -> Clear Recent History

Flash LSOs can be found in your home directory.
~/.macromedia

You can delete them from there or use this addon.

Regards

saria 12-18-2009 09:24 AM

Thats perfect thanks again


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