Firefox saves a lot of different information, but when it comes to cleaning your browser history up – how do you know what to keep and what to save? I figured I would take a minute or two to go through each thing that is saved in your Firefox history so you’ll know what exactly you are saving.
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Having problems with something working on one website you want to visit? Firefox allows you to clear the history for one specific website very easily. It could be that temporary data or cookies for that website is causing you problems. Here is how you can clear the history for that website.
Website cookies are things that most people don’t worry about. However, it is important to know what they are used for and how you can control what information they store about out. Cookies are small files stored on your computer (placed there by websites) so that they can remember certain settings or statuses. By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox.
Firefox’s history features have always been a little lacking if you need to do any real heavy duty searching for something you browsed through before. One add-on from Mozilla Labs that is looking to change that is RecallMonkey. It gives you more powerful searching options when it comes to browsing through the Firefox browser history.
Some people have been emailing me and letting me know they miss the drop down history list that used to be by the back/forward buttons in Firefox 3.6. If you check out the browser interface of Firefox 4 – it appears this feature was stripped away. Was it really?
Ever needed to search through, correct or delete the entries that are saved to the form history inside of Firefox? With Firefox alone, this can not be done. If you download the add-on Form History Control – then you will be optimizing your saved form history in no time at all.
Tired of right-clicking to get a link to open in a new Firefox tab? Well, with the DblClicker installed – that will be a thing of the past. This simple add-on for Firefox adds double clicking to the list of things you can do in your browser to bring up new links.
Need a quick way to go back to web pages you have already visited? The TidyFox add-on for Firefox will help you get the job done, and will also organize your visited pages into subpages too.
Use the chat feature on Facebook? One thing that it really lacks is a way to keep a history of who you talked to and what was said. Thankfully though, this add-on – Facebook Chat History Manager – will give you a way to simply browse through your previous Facebook chats.
Your web browser history is something you should be able to take around with you, no matter the browser you use. Unfortunately it is not in any browser’s best interest to talk to each other, so you must rely on a third party to get the job done. Infoaxe does the trick.