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Daniel909
New member
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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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

Ponda
Making moves

It would also enhance tracking protection. I’m absolutely in.

Anonymous
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neil_j
New member

Add-on > "Clear Cache"

 

I  hope that's what you're looking for

jscher2000
Captain

This definitely requires several clicks to get to, but:

On the Settings page, Privacy and Security panel, Cookies and Site Data section, the "Clear Data" button lets you clear the web cache without clearing other data -- just make sure to un-check the other box:

Fx98-clear-data-not-cookies.png

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

@jscher2000 Even real vacuum cleaners are automated now.

Frogz
New member

can we tack my idea on to this? add 1 minute and 5 minutes to the list

- TIMESPAN_5MIN: 5,

exists but i dont think is used anymore?

https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/browser/modules/Sanitizer.jsm#line-77

jscher2000
Captain

@AnonymousI probably should have mentioned the option to clear various types of personal data automatically when Firefox closes.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox#w_how-do-i-make-firefox-clear-my-history-automatically 

It's critical to use the "Settings..." button to specify what you want to clear to avoid flushing data you want to keep.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@jscher2000 The idea I have already mentioned is that it is not hoped to delete all caches every time Firefox closes.

Daniel909
New member

That is a good idea Frogz, or maybe have "Delete cache for last website visited" in case you ended up on a bad website or if you just do not want to save cookies or cache data for one website that you have just visited.