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Old 05-06-2020, 04:09 PM   #1
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mozilla firefox browser


Hello there
I am running the pre-installed mozilla firefox browser that came with my linux mint 1.9 distro OS

Im just wondering is there a way to clear all data stored on it
By that I mean I bring a web search up and in brown text (not blue) are the sites I have all ready visited?

Question; do they call this clearing cookies and catchments by any chance?

Thanks
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:13 PM   #2
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Clearing cookies and caches (or "site data"), yes
This search should help

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Old 05-06-2020, 04:29 PM   #3
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Clearing cookies and caches (or "site data"), yes
This search should help
Unforunitly that link you post must be for a different version of firefox that Im running as I dont have a Cookies and Site Data in my presfrances
 
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That was a search. Did you review all of those links? The ones on the Mozilla site are probably the ones you need.
 
Old 05-06-2020, 05:48 PM   #5
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That was a search. Did you review all of those links? The ones on the Mozilla site are probably the ones you need.
no to be honest I just went on the mozilla site

but I have had a look now and to be honest they are for completly different versions. Each and every version of FF seams to have a diffrent set up. Considering 99% of people will be using the windows version, its difficault finding instructions for a small usage OS like linux

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Old 05-06-2020, 05:59 PM   #6
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I'm running exactly the same version of Firefox on both Windows and Linux. Exactly. (75.0)

Clicking on the padlock in the address bar displays a place to "Clear cookies and site data" for the site you're on. Note that if you do that while on LQ, you'll probably get logged off.

You need to search mozilla for the version you're running. We can't do that for you. We don't even know what version you're running. Go to support.mozilla.org and search for "clear cache" -- or just go to the preferences page and use the search function there. Type "clear" and see if it gives you what you need.
 
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I'm running exactly the same version of Firefox on both Windows and Linux. Exactly. (75.0)

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You must be running the same version as me because I have that padlock and it dose say clear cookies and site data. Just doing something on another web site at the moment, will clear it in half an hour and post back
 
Old 05-06-2020, 07:20 PM   #8
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I managed to work it out thanks
 
Old 05-07-2020, 12:25 AM   #9
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I managed to work it out thanks
As a member of this forum, you should share how you “managed to work it out” and mark the thread SOLVED using the thread tools at the top of the page.
I was happy to help...
 
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OP has already solved her/his problem, so I'm only to add a comment about a nice but not widely known usage of firefox which I think is relevant here -- profiles. You can have one profile with normal settings, another with more strict settings for private browsing (you can let this profile always use the private mode), and a third profile for browsing with tor, etc.

Methods to create and launch a new profile:

1) just type 'aboutrofiles' in the address bar and hit ENTER, or

2) issue the following command in a terminal
Code:
$ firefox -P
Then explore and enjoy this feature

EDIT: the emoji in 'aboutrofiles' should be replaced by a colon and a letter p......

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Old 05-08-2020, 12:31 AM   #11
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I managed to work it out thanks
You should share how you did it for benefit of others.

Who knows one day, you need it yourself once again. And if you post how you did it, then you can just come back and search how you did it.

Please be nice also.
 
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:26 AM   #12
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I managed to work it out thanks
You've said several times in the past (under BOTH your user names), that you were going to use Windows...why do you then continue to post about Linux, after saying how bad it is repeatedly???
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...0/#post6106282
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6092935
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...2/#post6117784
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6117924
 
  


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