How to clear history

in Mozilla Firefox, posted Oct 26th 2011

Step-by-step guide that shows how to clear your recent history in Firefox.

If for any reason you wish to remove all traces of your recent browsing activity, Firefox provides a number of ways to remove any trace of it.

Press the Firefox menu button and then check under the "History" option; then select the "Clear Recent History..." option. If you're using the menu bar, check under the "Tools" menu.

Clear Recent History menu entry

After that, you'll see a new dialog named "Clear All History"'; make sure to check the "Browsing & Download History" option, and make sure that the "Time range to clear" is set to your desired interval ("Everything" will make sure that all your history is cleared).

Clear All History dialog

You may also check/uncheck the other options depending of what you want to clear; for instance, clearing the "Cache" is a good idea if you don't want to leave any trace of your visit to certain websites. After you're done, click on "Clear Now", and your history will be cleared.