How to Disable History Delete in Firefox

Written by josh fredman
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You hear a lot in the news about how to increase your privacy while browsing Firefox. However, in choosing more privacy you sacrifice convenience. For example, if you want to revisit a Web page that you visited previously, but you don't remember their name or URL, you can look it up in your browser history --- but only if Firefox is set to record your browsing history. If you want Firefox to stop deleting your history, it's an easy fix.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open Firefox.

  2. 2

    Click "Tools" on the Menu Bar.

  3. 3

    Click "Options" on the Tools menu. This will open the Options configuration panel.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Privacy" tab near the top of the panel.

  5. 5

    Look for the "History" section near the top of the Privacy section. You will see an option that says "Firefox will" followed by a drop-down menu.

  6. 6

    Select "Remember History" from the menu. Firefox will record your browsing history from now on.

Tips and warnings

  • You can still delete your browsing history for specific pages or websites without disabling Firefox's ability to remember your browsing history in general. Click "History" on the Menu Bar, choose "Show All History," and select any pages you wish to erase from your history. Right click on the page and choose either "Delete This Page" to delete that single page from your history, or "Forget About This Site" to erase all Firefox browsing history information pertaining to that entire website.

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