settings for clearing history

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oscar
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settings for clearing history

Post by oscar » 2020-02-26, 11:35

Hi
In the privacy section "Settings for clearing history", I've checkmarked all to be cleared.
However when I use ctrl+shift+delete "form and search history" appear with no checkmark. I cannot manually checkmark it either: it's dimmed and does not react.
this might be a problem caused by ubuntu 18.04. I dont know.
any suggestions how to resolve this issue?

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Re: settings for clearing history

Post by coffeebreak » 2020-02-26, 14:23

I think this happens when there is no search and form history to delete
--either because remembering search/form history wasn't enabled in the first place,
--or because it got cleared per your "clear on exit" settings and has not yet been replenished.

The corresponding preference in about:config is set to check that box by default:
privacy.cpd.formdata = true

So unless you changed that pref, if you just generate more search/form history the checkbox should un-dim and become checked.

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Re: settings for clearing history

Post by oscar » 2020-02-26, 17:46

thank you for your reply :)
that seems like a logical explanation.
I checked the config, and it was set to true by default.
I'll watch out to see what happens the next time I fill out a form.

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