FF v3.6.11 update questions

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    I've just updated FF to v3.6.11

    Before when i clicked on Clear Recent History

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    it just did it as per my settings in the following screenie

    Now this pops up and i have to click on Clear Now ?

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    Is there a way to return it to the previous preferred bahaviour ? Also why would that item be greyed out ?

    I don't want FF showing ANY history or recent, so what are the correct settings for these ?

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    Any other privacy tips would be very welcome too :)

    TIA
     
  2. Eice

    Eice Registered Member

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    If you're not sharing your computer with other people, you're just wasting your time. If you are, use Private Browsing.
     
  3. Raza0007

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    For me the "From & Search History" is not grayed out. I do not know why it is grayed out for you. If you do not want Firefox to remember any history then disable this function permanently in Options>Privacy>History.
     
  4. Fad

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    My "Form & Search History" checkbox is also greyed out, and has been for quite some time - certainly well before this rev11 update.

    I have no idea why though, but it`s not just you seeing this :thumb:
     
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    Ya for me neither.
    Personally i never use porn mode, only NoScript + built-in cookie whitelisting.
     
  7. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ Eice

    I find Private Browsing is less convenient than the way i set it, as sometimes i need to enable cookies for a short time. Plus i don't like this "feature"

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    @ Raza0007

    Have done already ;)

    @ Fad

    That's a relief ;) and see below

    @ JRViejo

    Thanks for the links :thumb: I've discovered that the latest version FF seems to have removed the check box i was looking for ? that my previous version had that i could set it not to ask :thumb:

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    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Clearing Private Data

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    How wierd, and not what i want :( I wonder why the've done that ?

    @ fsr

    My reasons for wanting no History etc etc are nothing to do with porn :D I also have NoScript maxed out :thumb:

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    I've also noticed it is visably slower to load pages than before :(

    I was hoping somone could advise me on the about:confing settings i highlighted earlier :)
     
  8. JRViejo

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    FYI. Ask me before clearing private data - see Post #3 for the reasoning behind the change.

    CR, you're welcome (for the links)!
     
  9. CloneRanger

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    @ JRViejo

    Thanks :thumb:

    So the've removed that feature, and they think that's an improvement, well it's not :thumbd:
     
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