Disable Browser History for Privacy Reasons
SUMMARY: To enhance your privacy, you may wish to disable Mozilla Firefox's website history.
By pressing Ctrl + H or selecting the "History" menu, Mozilla Firefox displays a list of your most recently visited websites. While many find this useful in that they can quickly go back to a recently-viewed website if they forgot its URL, others may be concerned about privacy.
If you want to disable browser history altogether, first prevent Firefox from recording new history items, then clear its list of previously-recorded browser history. To do so:
1. Click "Tools" - "Options".
2. When the "Options" dialog box appears, click "Privacy".
3. Uncheck "Keep my history for at least".
4. Underneath "Private Data", click the "Clear Now" button.
5. When the "Clear Private Data" dialog box appears, check "Browsing History". Check or uncheck other options as appropriate if you wish to clear other browsing data.
6. Click "Clear Private Data Now".
7. Click "OK" to close the "Options" dialog box.
Return to the Mozilla Firefox - Security and Privacy page.
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