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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.

firefox clear history

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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  1. anon said on June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Erm, you can delete the entire history for a single domain without any extensions. Just use the library.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 6, 2019 at 11:09 am
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      Right, but that removes only the page but not cookies. I have added the info to the review, thank you!

      1. Anonymous said on June 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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        https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox

        Actually, under “Remove a single website from your history”:

        “3. Then, in the search results, right-click on the site you want to remove, and select Forget About This Site.

        All history items (browsing and download history, cookies, cache, active logins, passwords, saved form data, exceptions for cookies, images, pop-ups) for that site will be removed.”

  2. user17843 said on June 6, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    Is there something like this for chrome?

  3. Coriy said on June 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    I use the forget function provided by firefox (actually, the Waterfox version) to wipe out history.
    So how do these extensions differ from the forget function already hard-coded into firefox and its variants?

    1. foromir said on June 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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      “Martin Brinkmann said on June 6, 2019 at 11:09 am
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      Right, but that removes only the page but not cookies.”

  4. Nonchalant Devs said on June 6, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    Sorry to say it but this developer doesn’t come of as trusted, I went checking out both extensions and his interaction with users bringing ideas, and attitude in one of the extensions description is rather off putting, also he doesn’t keep the record for all earlier versions but deletes them, only latest version is shown under “See all versions”, also he doesn’t add any bug information on what was improved and changed, in the past I always felt wary of such developer who doesn’t do a full disclosure and sharing openly on what’s going on. If he is so full of himself and pointing out brazenly he is doing it ONLY for himself and don’t care to test some of his extensions he posts, then please don’t post it on Mozilla’s extension page.
    I hope the developer “zupffwhy” read this, take the criticism to his heart and changes his attitude.

  5. owl said on June 7, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    Now You: How do you handle Firefox’s browsing history?
    I have selected a setting in which all of Cookies and history is deleted when Firefox is closed.
    I use Hotkey (Ctrl-Shift-Del) if necessary.
    I am actively using “Private Window”.
    addons use “Cookie AutoDelete”.
    https://github.com/Cookie-AutoDelete/Cookie-AutoDelete

    Informations:
    Private Browsing – Use Firefox without saving history
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history
    Forget button – quickly delete your browsing history on Firefox
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forget-button-quickly-delete-your-browsing-history
    Use the Firefox Sidebar to access bookmarks, history and synced tabs
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-firefox-sidebar-access-bookmarks-history-synced
    Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox
    Clear cookies and site data in Firefox
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
    for History for Firefox
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=permission-store-data&utm_source=inproduct#firefox:win10:fx68

    About:addons
    Clear Cookies and Storage Button
    Delete Cookies, Supercookies and more with a single click.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clear-storage-button/?src=search
    History AutoDelete
    Control your history! This WebExtension will let you pick a domain to be auto deleted from history. Useful for any site that likes to spawn a bunch of history entries (ex. Google Maps or Google Translate). Also you can expire history by days.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/history-autodelete/?src=search
    Forget Me Not – Forget cookies & other data
    Make the browser forget website data (like cookies, local storage, etc.), except for the data you want to keep by adding domains to a whitelist, graylist, blacklist, or redlist.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/forget_me_not/?src=search

  6. sebdou said on June 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Is there any similar extension for Chromium ?

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