How to Delete Recently Closed Windows in Firefox

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How to Delete Recently Closed Windows in Firefox
Delete your history to clear items from the "Recently Closed Windows" list. (Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Like many browsers, Firefox allows you to surf the Web using multiple windows, letting you load several pages simultaneously. During a browsing session, Firefox records each window you close, saving it to the "History" section's "Recently Closed Windows" list. If you want to quickly recover a closed page, you can open the list, and click your desired item. For privacy reasons, you may also wish to delete Web pages from your "Recently Closed Windows" list. Clear your recent browsing history or completely close Firefox to reset the list.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click the "Firefox" drop-down menu from the top-left corner of the browser's window. A menu appears below "Firefox."

  2. 2

    Click the arrow to the right of "History," then several "History" options appear.

  3. 3

    Click "Clear Recent History," then the "Firefox" menu closes, and a "Clear Recent History" box appears.

  4. 4

    Click the "Browsing & Download History" box to place a check next to its listing, if necessary.

  5. 5

    Select the "Time range to clear" menu, and choose the time period for which you want to clear your "Recently Closed Windows."

  6. 6

    Click "Clear Now." Your history for the selected time period clears, deleting your "Recently Closed Windows" browsed during that time range.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also close every Firefox window to clear the "Recently Closed Windows" list. Right-click the "Firefox" program from the taskbar, and click "Close all windows."

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