Firefox Add on - Clear Private Data Question

By macx
Dec 17, 2007
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  1. I forget exactly the name of the add on, I originally
    started using it to do as the name implies - to clear
    Private Data when I close the internet connection.

    (Edit - not sure if it's an add on or where it comes from.
    Just tried turning it off, can't even do that! ???)

    BUT every time I close the internet connection,
    a window opens where I have to click a box
    to perform the operation. Getting awfully tired
    of having to stop and do that before I can do
    anything else.

    Is there a way to set the things you want to close
    and then it'll do it automatically without that
    aggravating window?

    (2nd Edit: Did a Search, found a tip site that shows
    how. Go to Tools, Options, Privacy, then you can
    select what you want to clear and whether or not
    you want to be asked every time you close FF)

    Why can't Windoze programs be more intuitive to
    operate? Everything's gotta be a friggin mystery
    unless you already know the entire path to scroll thru 20
    windows to finally get to what you want to do!
    Oughta be called Circles cuz that's what it always
    does - runs a person in circles when you're trying
    to figure something out! AFAIC this pretty much
    sums it up! http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/autos.asp

    Thx!
  2. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx Newcomer, in training Posts: 107

    Go to Tools > Options > Privacy Tab. Look for the box that says "Always Clear Private Data before closing Firefox" if it's checked uncheck the box. Or if you want to clear your private data and just don't want it to prompt you, leave the box checked and uncheck the box says that says "Ask me before clearing private data" And what your having isn't a Window problems, it's just a feature in firefox.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Yes, this is a feature within the Firefox browser and does not require an add-on to do it.

    I don't know what's suppose to be funny about the feature- you can select 'always delete' or 'always ask' and you can also select specifically what data you want deleted.

    AND you can access directly also from Tools> Clear Private Data.
  4. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx Newcomer, in training Posts: 107

    True but he doesn't want the box to show up everytime.
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    The box doesn't 'show up'- it has to be requested. What you posted is correct. I am simply adding that the 'clear private data' function can be accessed directly from Tools without going through Options> Privacy.
  6. macx

    macx TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 738

  7. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    If you want to know where Firefox hides it`s entire config data,

    type :about:config in the address bar,click go.

    You can change every single thing Firefox does,from there.
  8. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx Newcomer, in training Posts: 107

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