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Daniel909
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Status: In review

Hi

In Firefox Mobile and Firefox it would be useful to clear history and cache of websites visited that is older than a certain amount of time or before a specific date. For example, clear data that is older the 3 months, or older 6 months, or older than 14.04.22. At the moment you can only clear recent data or everything.

This would allow you to free space used up by cached files on websites that you are not visiting frequently or recently. This is particularly handy if your mobile device does not have much free storage, but you still want to benefit from reduced download time of having cached files from websites you visit regularly or websites you have visited recently and will look at again soon but will not likely visit again in the long term.

Thank you for upvoting this idea!

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Geff
New member

I'm good now that someone pointed out the f9 option, at least on my pc. There are several things I haven't figured out on my android phone.............

brixter
Making moves

I want this also. I don't need history older than 2 weeks.

I'm addicted to internet surfing and having the history persistently in my browser means I can easily look up and visit those websites I've gone to. I want them gone.

brixter
Making moves

Android - Delete history after X days

I only need the last 2 weeks of history. Maximum up to 1 month. History older than that is just clutter. Please add a parameter to set how many days of history to keep. Housekeeping can be done once a week.

It makes the history more organized and improves Firefox' performance.

For Firefox desktop, there is already an add-on that does it (Perhaps this can be integrated in Firefox Desktop). We need the same functionality for Firefox Android.

brixter
Making moves

This idea has been In Review for more than a year. This is my most requested idea among the In Review list.

To scope down the request, can Firefox at least delete History older than X days?

I'm fine if Firefox doesn't clear the cache because the History is more important to me. Thanks

Jon
Community Manager
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brixter
Making moves

@JonYou can delete my idea. It's a duplicate of the other idea. Thanks

tom25519
Making moves

This feature should available on all platforms (Windows, Android, Linux, etc.) and products which have history feature (Firefox, Fenix, etc.).  

Support browse, delete arbitrary time range history (it would better to support delete all browsing data such as cookies, caches in clear browsing history page), for example, 20230101 0:00-20230215 12:00, date and time fields should able to imput and have "+" and "-" buttons, and date should have a date picker, when click/touch it, pop-up a selectable calendar.

megast4
New member

ich suche diese funktion: firefox chronik automatisch löschen wenn älter als [months]

I'm looking for this function: firefox delete history automatically if older than [months]

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

repentance
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This would useful feature. Hopefully it will make it one day to product..