When using a shared or public computer, it’s often necessary to leave no trails of your navigation history. Firefox remembers information about you when you surf the web, such as visited sites, cookies, downloads, and preferences. If you want to clear your history, follow these steps:
1. Click on the ”Tools“ menu.
2. Click on ”Clear recent history“.
3. A window will pop up where you can choose the time range to delete.
4. Click on ”Details“ to select what you wish to remove.
5. After selecting items for removal, click on ”Clear now“.
If you frequently need to delete your navigation history, you can save time by configuring Firefox to delete history after closing. This is done as follows:
1. Click on the ”Edit“ menu.
2. Click on ”Preferences“.
3. After the window pops up, click on ”Privacy“.
4. Under ”History“, use the drop-down menu and chose ”Use custom settings for history“.
5. Click on ”Clear history when Firefox closes“.
6. Click on ”Settings“ to indicate which items of your history you want to remove.
7. Click ”OK“ to close the settings.
8. Click ”Close“.
Deleting history in public or shared computers is very important and may protect you against phishing and identity theft. It takes less than a minute to keep you personal information safe from prying eyes.