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Windows 7: Mozilla Firefox errors

23 Jan 2012   #131
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Hey patti.

I told you to check browsing and history because I couldn't find the box to keep it all from being cleared, but thanks to lehnerus's tutorial, I found where it is, so you no longer need do that. Really all of this is optional, it just might speed your internet up a little. And yes, don't clear the cache or cookies until something goes wrong with the internet, which shouldn't happen very often.

If you want to follow along in the tutorial for what I am going to describe, you can: Firefox Browser Auto-Cleanup (How to Set)
Find the "Privacy" tab and make sure you see "Firefox will 'Use custom settings'". Uncheck "clear history when firefox closes" and you might consider unchecking "Remember download history" - if it remembers download history, you may get confused with all the download history that gets stored up.
I am a little confused. If I follow the tutorial in its enitirety, it will delete cookies and history every tiime I close FF, isn't that what you said not to do? So what do I check and what don't I check. He was under tools>options, I was under tools>clear history, so which one do I do?


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23 Jan 2012   #132
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, don't follow the tutorial in its entirety. I only wanted you to see what it looked like. Follow the tutorial up to Step 4. Instead of doing step 4, Uncheck that option.
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23 Jan 2012   #133
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FF Updates

FF 9.0.1 is the current version.
FF 10 will probably be out in the next couple of weeks.

Automatic FF Update
Mozilla Firefox errors-update-automatic.png
Manual FF Update
If you want to do manual updates, uncheck "Firefox" in the location shown in the picture above.
You will then need to visit the location shown in the picture below, to update Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox errors-update-manual.png


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24 Jan 2012   #134
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Ok, dustsailor, under the privacy menu everything is checked except the last one of clearing history. I don't understand it all, but I don't care. Now when I go to tools > clear history, I have all of them checked and I don't think I should have, right? So which ones should I have checked when I clean things up?
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24 Jan 2012   #135
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Select none of them (But you told me you have to select at least one). But I don't think those options matter, because you selected not to delete things when firefox closes. So you shouldn't have to even be bothered by going into that menu, so you might just let it be.

That way firefox will remember things so it doesn't have to constantly search for them, thus making it go a little faster.
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24 Jan 2012   #136
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

So I don't ever go into "clear recent history" or "options", to clean things out?
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24 Jan 2012   #137
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, only if you post a problem here on Sevenforums and someone recommends you do it in order to rule out faulty internet files. There is no real reason to do it except in troubleshooting problems.
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24 Jan 2012   #138
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

You know how you said to follow that tutorial and do what it said - well I just went back and checked and the things that I checked or unchecked didn't stay that way, even though I clicked on okay. There was no save or anything
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24 Jan 2012   #139
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well that isn't the place you are supposed to be. it will automatically be like that, but it shouldn't matter because the box I had you uncheck prevents that from automatically clearing the data. It should be fine anyhow, you're all set Patti
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24 Jan 2012   #140
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
That's unusual

That's unusual.
I just tried it on my FF and it remembered the options I unchecked.

Try running FF as "Administrator" (you shouldn't have to do this):
  • Right click on the FF and select "Run as administrator".
  • Make the changes that you want.
  • Exit FF.
  • Start FF normally and check the settings.

You should only have to select "Remember History" to completely disable "Auto-Cleanup".
Mozilla Firefox errors-auto-cleanup-off-01.png
You could also update to the latest version (it is supposed to be faster).


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