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Firefox Add-ons to delete history of active page or domain

Delete The Browsing History Of The Current Page and Delete Browsing History Of Domain Of Current Page are two Firefox add-ons that make it very easy to delete certain bits from the Firefox browsing history.

Designed by the same developer, the two add-ons are designed to erase the browsing history and cookies of the active page or of an entire site.

Firefox users may delete the browsing history and other data at any time in the browser. All that is required for that is to either use Ctrl-Shift-Del to open the clear browsing history tool or open it by going to Menu > Options > Privacy and Security > Clear History under History.

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While you get some options, e.g. to clear all browsing data that accumulated over the last hour, there is no option to delete data from a single site only using the tool. You may delete individual pages or visited pages using the History, but that won’t remove cookie and other site data.

Delete The Browsing History Of The Current Page is a streamlined add-on for Firefox that serves just one purpose: erase the current page from Firefox’s browsing history.

The extension requires access to the browsing history and adds an icon to the Firefox address bar. The icon is a bit difficult to spot but you can check out the screenshot below to see where it is located in the interface.

delete browsing history page

All you have to do now is to activate the icon to remove the browsing history of the active page from the Firefox browsing history.

You may assign a shortcut to the extension as well if you prefer to delete the browsing history using a shortcut. Just open Firefox’s add-ons manager, about:addons, click on the menu icon, and select the Manage Extension Shortcuts option to do so.

Open the Browsing History using Ctrl-Shift-H to verify that the extension works.

Delete Browsing History Of Domain Of Current Page works similarly but instead of deleting the browsing history of the active page, it deletes the activity of the domain the page is hosted on.

If you visit multiple sites on Ghacks and activate the extension afterward, all Ghacks traces are removed from the browsing history.

Closing Words

Both Firefox add-ons may be useful to users who prefer to keep their browsing history clean. While that is also possible using private browsing modes or different Firefox profiles, both add a straightforward unobtrusive option to Firefox to do the same.

Firefox uses the browsing history to display suggestions to users when they type in the browser’s address bar. Visited sites may also land on the browser’s New Tab page.

Now You: How do you handle Firefox’s browsing history?

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