PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

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PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by Goodydino » 2018-11-27, 16:45

With Pale Moon 28.2.1 for Mac, History Menu > Clear Recent History does not clear the history. The preference setting to clear history when the browser closes does work, but I prefer to use the History menu.

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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by Isengrim » 2018-11-27, 17:02

Possibly related: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20939

I personally have not seen this issue on any of my installs.
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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by JustOff » 2018-11-27, 17:06

Confirmed, see Issue #UXP (885).
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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by Goodydino » 2018-11-28, 18:53

JustOff wrote:Confirmed, see Issue #UXP (885).
Why do I get "Page not found" when I try that link?

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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by Isengrim » 2018-11-28, 18:57

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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by Goodydino » 2018-11-28, 19:21

Silly me, I did not think to try Safe Mode. It was BetterPrivacy preventing that clearing. I had to change one setting in its preferences. I cleared the checkbox for "Prevent the Firefox 'Clear Recent History' functions from handling LSOs as usual cookies", and now history clearing is back to normal.

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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by JustOff » 2018-11-28, 19:44

Isengrim wrote:The correct URL should be:
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/issues/885
Oh, thanks, I'm confused with the issue tag all the time.
Goodydino wrote:Silly me, I did not think to try Safe Mode. It was BetterPrivacy preventing that clearing. I had to change one setting in its preferences. I cleared the checkbox for "Prevent the Firefox 'Clear Recent History' functions from handling LSOs as usual cookies", and now history clearing is back to normal.
That's odd, because the bug is still there.
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Re: PM 28.2.1 history, etc. will not clear from menu

Unread post by coffeebreak » 2018-11-29, 00:43

Goodydino wrote: It was BetterPrivacy preventing that clearing. I had to change one setting in its preferences. I cleared the checkbox for "Prevent the Firefox 'Clear Recent History' functions from handling LSOs as usual cookies", and now history clearing is back to normal.
JustOff wrote:That's odd, because the bug is still there.

They must be two separate things.

I'll allow I have seen the same as Goodydino. (on PM 28.*, PM 27.*, W7 x86)
That setting in BetterPrivacy v1.77 (not in v1.68) does interfere with clearing recent history (and other types of data on demand).

I could see it in the UI, e.g. in the History menu, panel or sidebar:
When that BetterPrivacy setting is disabled, "Clearing Recent History" (Ctrl+Shift+Del) makes the history entries disappear (for me).
But if the setting is enabled the entries are unaffected, they just sit there (for me).

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