How to Clear Recently Closed Tabs in Firefox

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How to Clear Recently Closed Tabs in Firefox
Clear your browsing history to get rid of the recently closed tabs. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Firefox includes a feature that records your recently opened tabs. So if you accidentally close an important tab, you can view the recent tabs list to reopen it. The feature can, however, cause problems if you do not want other people to view websites you've been to. Clear your recent history to make sure your closed tabs are not accessible to others.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open Firefox.

  2. 2

    Push the "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Del" keys simultaneously to open the "Clear Recent History" set-up window.

  3. 3

    Click the drop-down arrow at the top of the "Clear Recent History" set-up window. A list of time ranges appears, such as "Last Hour" or "Last Two Hours."

  4. 4

    Click the time span corresponding to the recently closed tabs that you wish to hide.

  5. 5

    Click "Clear Now." The recently closed tabs list disappears.

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