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what is the best history cleaning add-on ?

Posted: 2019-09-11, 13:52
by Lucio Chiappetti
My browsing behaviour is that I keep the browser on for many and many days (if I have to close it or it crashes I use Session Manager addon to resume the old session). When closing, it cleans browsing history, cookies and cache. I occasionally clean cookies of particular sites manually. Form history should almost never be cleaned so I have Form History Control addon.

I'd strongly like that my browsing history keeps only the last 2 days, but occasionally I find that there are unwanted items indicated as "last 7 days" or "previous month" (and if I select "last 7 days" and delete it deletes ALSO "today" and "yesterday". Apparently (I just checked the archive of my old posts to the forum), since the number of days was taken out of about:config, I have been oscillating between "Expire history by days" and "Places cleaner". Is it correct that only one of them should be enabled ?

Lastly I had "Places cleaner", and, despite it was set to keep 2 days, I found those "last 7 days" and "August" unwanted stuff. Now I disabled it and I am reverting to "Expire history by days" ... let's see ...

Re: what is the best history cleaning add-on ?

Posted: 2019-09-11, 14:25
by Nigaikaze
Lucio Chiappetti wrote:
2019-09-11, 13:52
Now I disabled it and I am reverting to "Expire history by days"
Expire history by days version 1.2.1 has been working nicely for me.

Re: what is the best history cleaning add-on ?

Posted: 2019-09-11, 19:59
by billmcct
+1 for Expire History by Days version 1.2.1. I only keep 2 days. Today and yesterday.

Re: what is the best history cleaning add-on ?

Posted: 2019-09-12, 06:55
by fatboy
What about setting your browser's history settings to clear when exit?

Re: what is the best history cleaning add-on ?

Posted: 2019-09-12, 09:35
by Lucio Chiappetti
If you'd read what I wrote above, it is already set to clear on exit ... and I exit very seldom,