How Do I Clear the Address Bar in Firefox?
Clearing the address bar in Firefox is simple, but remember that Firefox keeps the information ready based on your browser settings, which means after clearing the address bar in Firefox, it will have information again when you next use Firefox to browse the Internet.
Choose any of the following methods to keep your privacy private or run maintenance in Firefox:
Deleting a single web address in the address bar
- In the address bar of Firefox, click the drop-down menu to show the lists of webpage; or type any letter that points to an address that you wish to delete.
- Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight the address and click the delete key on the keyboard to delete an item in the address bar.
Deleting the content of the address bar in Firefox
Click the "Tools" menu in Firefox
Select "Clear Recent History"; the "Clear Recent History" window will be displayed.
Click the "Details" button to show the list of information that you want Firefox to clear, and then choose which information to delete; Browsing and history, cookies, cache, active logins, and site preferences.
In the "Time range to clear", select the option you want to clear; everything, the last two to four hours, todays' history, etc.
Click the "Clear now" button.
Deleting only the information by website
If you prefer keeping some information by some websites; e.g. cookies, logins and site preferences, but wish to delete the information of a single or few sites, the "Clear Recent History" is not the option to choose. You need to open the library of Firefox to manage any websites that Firefox remembers:
Click the "History" menu in Firefox, and select "Show all history"
The library window of Firefox will be displayed. Type in the search box the name of a site that you want to manage or clear or simply choose from the left pane.
Right-click the web site in the list, and then select "Forget About This Site". Firefox will now clear all the save information for that particular website, but not the other information of the websites that you wish to keep.
Clear the Address Bar in Firefox Using CCleaner
The free privacy cleaner, CCleaner lets you clear the browsing history, cookies and other information in Firefox. However, if configured to, it does clear the bookmarks or the information for sites, but everything will be deleted.
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