Working as intended Rated 5 out of 5 stars
As the title says... props to dev for making this option available since Mozilla cannot. Thank you, you're the boss!
Not working anymore Rated 3 out of 5 stars
This addon used to work great. I have it set to 999999999 days. It unfortunately keeps deleting my history after a year. Should I disable Places expiration?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Yes, if you don't want pages to expire, you should disable expiration. But notice that by doing so you may soon suffer of performance problems, especially in the awesomebar. The value you set likely doesn't work cause it's too large, you may rather try with 730 days for 2 years.
broken Rated 4 out of 5 stars
it seems the module doesnt work anymoreThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).
AFAIK, version 1.2.0 should work on all the current Firefox versions. Please contact me if you still have issues.
Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Would love to see this incorporate the "only if visited fewer than X times" functionality from PlacesCleaner ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/placescleaner/ ), which is now abandoned...This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).
Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works perfectly! Thank you for bringing this functionality to Firefox.
Would it be possible to add this feature?
Keep history entries visited more than [ X ] times.
[ Specify Number of Visits ]
Version 1.1.3 Does Not Work with SeaMonkey Rated 1 out of 5 stars
There being no SeaMonkey version, I downloaded the Firefox version (1.1.3) of the extension, converted it via the Extension Converter for SeaMonkey at <http://addonconverter.fotokraina.com/>, and installed the converted result. All conversion options were selected. In the installed extension, I set the "Expire visits older than these days" to 30, which had been my setting before the capability was removed from Toolkit/Places.
At 2/8/16 9:45 AM Pacific time, my history still contains entries from more than 32 days earlier.
1.1.3 is broken, please use 1.2.0
1.2.0 is working just fine! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Problem is solved with 1.2.0
Great add on!
1.1.3 does not work with FF 44.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars
v1.1.3 still does not work with FF 44.0 64bit. Cannot check on 32bit, maybe does not work too.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.3).
Should be fixed in 1.2.0. Thanks for the heads up.
Version 1.1.2 broken Rated 4 out of 5 stars
windows 7 ff 44
I agree with AC 1.1.2 broken (does not purge history according to rule) 1.1.1 works
Should be fixed in 1.2.0. Thanks for the heads up.
Works like a Charm Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on has successfully prevented my Firefox/Pale Moon/Waterfox to delete my history in more or less 3 months w/o me proceeding to do the technical way. Thanks so much!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Disable Places expiration - on or off? Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I installed this last night, but it doesn't seem to have done anything yet. I have left the "Disable Places expiration (May hurt performance)" box unchecked at the moment. Am I supposed to check the box to make this add-on work, or does that option do something else? Adding a line about what this option does to the add-on description would be very useful.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2).
Elegant! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The add-on does what it promises. A minor feature request would be to allow users to select number of years or months, instead of the user having to calculate number of days herself.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).
Does what it says it does Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I been using this for months and its been working fine for me. First time is not instant but over time you will notice it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).
Just do nothing Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Nothing at all. Installed four days ago and not removed a single record in history. FF 41.0.1 portableThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).
Worked for Me.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just added recently...restarted Firefox and let it run at least 10 minutes without using web browser ....Wella...my Older than 6 Months History file is EMPTY!!! YAY. THANK YOU to developers....This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).
Useful, but needs work Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is a useful add-on that provides an almost essential functionality that used to be included in Firefox, but it could use some improvement.
As the previous commenter noted, there is no way to know when it is doing its thing - some sort of "start" button would be helpful to activate it following installation.
As stated in the About, the initial cleanup can take some time, but having compared it to deleting chunks of history using the FF interface, this slowness seems to be a FF issue rather than a problem with this add-on.
Once it is up and running, the add-on diligently removes "expired" history as per the "older than" setting, but it does seem to cause performance issues in FF from time to time, possibly because it starts running when it perceives FF is idle, at which point the FF UI becomes very vulnerable to freezing..
It would be a great improvement to have some user control over when it runs, like a "run when FF has been idle for x minutes" or "run daily at x time", but at the very least, some indication of when it is running.
I have not been able to find any information anywhere about what the "Disable Places expiration" setting actually does (i.e. what is deleted/not deleted depending whether it is checked), and I have left it unchecked (the default on installation).
I do notice that the add-on has not been updated for over three years, and wonder if that may be causing the performance issues I have experienced.
Works as described! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
After installing the Addon yesterday, setting the expiry-time to 255 days (~0,7 years) and checking the "Disable places expiration"-setting; I can confirm that today all older history-items are cleared.
4 Stars because:
* This Addon is normally switched off after installation.
* You dont know when exactly the addon is doing its work (eventually in idle time)
* This 2 facts are not described in the about-it section.
Apart from that: Well done.
Thanks for this helpful addon!
Greetings from Austria!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much for developing this add-on.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1-signed).
Confirmed as working in Firefox 34 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not an addon that would normally be needed. If it is needed it does exacly what it says. Tested in Firefox Nightly
Posted in relation to support question https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1013105
Should not need an app for this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
So, my review being a 1-star rating is primarily due to the difficulty of making the app actually work.
Navigating to the add-ons page, then selecting the appropriate app to perform a function that SHOULD be built into the menus is utterly pants-on-head retarded in the first place. Then when I've navigated to the page and changed the duration Firefox saves data for, there's no "save settings" option, and simply navigating away from the page or closing it doesn't update with the changes made.
So, pretty much, the app works precisely as well as not having it at all.