Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yet another plugin required to restore a feature removed by Mozilla developers

Should be a standard privacy feature Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Firefox history options are lacking:

1. Disable history completely.
Some history comes in handy.

2. Manually clear history.
Only lets you clear everything or recent history, manual operations are a chore.

3. Clear history when Firefox closes.
May want to keep more history than a short session and less history than a very long session.

Making history expire over time seems like the best balance between privacy and usability and is a sorely absent feature.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A nice little add-on. I have been searching for something that would do this for a long time. One reason it took me so long to find it was because I didn't think to search for "Expire" but searched for "Delete" instead. A few more people might find it if you could bring yourself to include that in the name ;)

5 Stars, I can never get that bit to work.

seems to work, where is the wiki ? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

works well with FF26. Why did Mozilla remove this option btw ???
And what is "disable places expiration (hurts performance)" ??

Working fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using for a few months (on OS X, Win7, & Linux), it does everything it's supposed to do. No slowdowns noticed.

Why Mozilla removed this feature is baffling. THANK YOU!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Funktioniert nicht. Links werden weiterhin länger gespeichert.

How works? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello MaK77,

How works exactly your add-on? Suppose I choose to keep my websites visited history for 10 days; all history which have more than 10 days will be deleted instantly or else history older than 10 days will be retained up to the limit of the memory storage?

My problem is simple: I just want to be sure I will keek ALL my websties visited history for one year (366 days), but if I have memory to keep more than 366 days, I may keep more longer than 366 days. As if the about:config entry "browser.history_expire_days.min;366" could still be currently functional alone.

Thank you so much for your add-on, and congratulations for your work.
Bonjour MaK77,

Comment fonctionne exactement votre add-on? Supposons que je choisis de conserver mon historique des sites web visités depuis 10 jours; tout l'historique de plus de 10 jours sera supprimé instantanément ou il sera quand même conservé jusqu'à la limite de stockage mémoire?

Mon problème est simple: je veux juste être sur que je vais conserver L’INTÉGRALITÉ de mon historique de navigation pendant un an (366 jours) mais que, si j'ai suffisamment de mémoire pour conserver l'historique au-délà des 366 jours, que je puisse le conserver jusqu'à la limite du stockage mémoire. Un peu comme si l'entrée about:config "browser.history_expire_days.min;366" pouvait encore être fonctionnelle à elle toute seule.

Merci beaucoup pour votre add-on, et félicitations pour votre travail.

Proof that Mozilla is incompetent Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The geniuses at Mozilla are too busy removing features that are already implemented, thanks for correcting their gross incompetence.As for the extension, instructions are unclear and convoluted and using Mozilla's add-on page (Mozilla's great track record at it again) to store settings is unintuitive. Other than that, all seems well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice! FF Portable 22.
Note: cleared history after few hours.

Great Rated 4 out of 5 stars

No problems in Firefox 21.0

It's awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works with firefox portable 19.0.2 no problems. I would suggest adding an option to also remove cookies alongside with the history. That would be a gift from the gods since no other cookie addons seem to have a remove-per-day functionality

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dosen't work in firefox 18.0.2.

After 6 months of using Rated 5 out of 5 stars

From what I see this add-on is still working as it should. Good job, keep it up.

Misleading Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The functionality is not what the add-on actually provides if you are trying to store more history; it's only useful if you want less. It just changes the max # of pages to save. That "infinite" is "999999 pages" doesn't have any relation to actual days; I could set the about:config settings manually and have a similarly useless result.

Did you read the whole code or just a part of it? Setting a large limit is the first step, there is daily expiration code running on idle, as properly indicated in the description.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension functioned well for some time after I installed it. However, it seems to have failed completely about a
month ago, judging from the contents of my browsing history list. Too bad, since now I am back to the plight of the
standard Firefox user, who will danged well keep as much history as the Mozilla developers say he will.

Not Working Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The extension continues to forget my settings. I keep on losing my history which is really annoying me.

Product is as advertised Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had over a year worth of history, and I only wanted to keep 90 days worth. I decided to give this add-on a try. Before I knew it, nine months of history was gone and I never noticed any slowdowns while using Firefox.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on seems to be just what I've been looking for: a way to delete old history data that is over a certain age.

I have one request though: could this add-on also be used to delete Form & Search History older than a certain age, as well as deleting the browsing history as it currently does? That would be an awesome additional feature I think!

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This capability should be built-in in Firefox, as it used to be. Without it, History gets really big and causes some slowness.

Doesn't work properly? Rated 2 out of 5 stars


For me, this addon doesn't seem to delete my history and leave the number of recent days I specify. I am using the latest Firefox release 9.0.1

Is this addon known to work properly on the latest Firefox or do any other addons or settings conflict with it?

Thank you.
My reply to MaK77:

Hi, thanks for replying. I appreciate this isn't a suitable place for an ongoing detailed discussion.

Is it the pc which needs to be idle or the browser? If the browser, when is the required idle state? Is it any time the pc is on with the browser closed? Or is it specifically just after closing the browser?

Usually I set your addon to 2 days, because my motive for using it is to keep the visited status of pages for 2 days.

I view the history via the Menu Bar, History, Show All History.

Also, if I use the Session Manager addon to change Firefox's default handling of sessions, is that likely to affect browsing history? Or is that completely separate to sessions?

Just to add finally, I removed your addon, disabled places.history, reset the expiration.transient values, enabled places.history then reinstalled your addon, all of which might now be giving me a better experience.
Can I check that the following config settings which I see / have are as expected and the only settings required for your addon to work correctly:

extensions.bonardonet.expire-history-by-days.days 2

extensions.bonardonet.expire-history-by-days.disable_expiration false

extensions.bootstrappedAddons {"expire-history-by-days@bonardo.net":{"version":"1.1","descriptor":"C:\\Users\\xxx\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fi09gcbf.default\\extensions\\expire-history-by-days@bonardo.net.xpi"}}

extensions.installCache [{"name":"app-global","addons":{"{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}":{"descriptor":"C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\extensions\\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}","mtime":1324775630782}}},{"name":"app-profile","addons":{"expire-history-by-days@bonardo.net":{"descriptor":"C:\\Users\\xxx\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fi09gcbf.default\\extensions\\expire-history-by-days@bonardo.net.xpi","mtime":1325543153787},"{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}":{"descriptor":"C:\\Users\\xxx\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fi09gcbf.default\\extensions\\{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}.xpi","mtime":1325195118900},"{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}":{"descriptor":"C:\\Users\\xxx\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fi09gcbf.default\\extensions\\{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}","mtime":1325200567691}}}]

places.history.enabled true

places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages 53666

places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size 85864938

privacy.clearOnShutdown.history false

Many thanks,

The removal happens on idle, did you try to leave the computer idle for 10 minutes and check back later?
How many days did you set and where did you check for the removal?
By idle, I mean leave the browser open and go making a coffee, come back after 5 minutes with your hot coffee and check.