Rated 4 out of 5
4 Stars out of 5
by Firefox user 13185292, 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I search for a plugin that deletes my history after an hour or change the Settings so Firefox only save for instance 100 pages and then delete the first saved page.
- by Dmitry Paskal, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Works like a charm, set history clean for 7 days, gave it some time - history after week is gone. Shame they removed this from standard functionality after Firefox 3.
- by Firefox user 13113392, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5All I want is a truly infinite history, going as far back as I can stretch it. Some day I want to look back at the pages I visited 10 years ago. Yes, I know that could cause performance issues. I don't care. If it gets that bad (and I haven't noticed any issues so far storing two years worth of history), I'll back up my existing history and start over.
Infinite means infinite, not capped at 999999 entries (which could easily be reached some day). Apparently though the extension developer here decided that his users were too stupid to understand the idea of "storing more history = more resources needed" and decided to remove the only thing that made his extension worthwhile in the first place, replacing it with instructions to change about:config entries that you could mess with yourself without having it installed anyway.
Unless the "disable places expiration" option is returned, this extension is pointless and you shouldn't even bother installing it. It's a shame that for whatever reason the developer decided that people weren't smart enough to use his add-on properly. That's how everything useful dies.
I'm just lucky I caught the change in the "updated" version of this extension before Firefox managed to wipe my history out. I've gone back to an old version until this issue is fixed. Shame on you for making this change so suddenly. What if somebody updated that already had more than 999999 entries in their history? You'd be wiping out the record of their digital life.
If you're going to put things under a big "scary options for experts" heading, then let those people actually pick the options that they want. Return the option to disable history expiration entirely.
Edit: If the response is true, then what does the (now disabled) preference "extensions.bonardonet.expire-history-by-days.disable_expiration" do?
Developer responseposted 3 years agoFirst: the disable expiration checkbox was just setting the pref to 999999, so nothing changes. Second, Webextensions cannot set prefs anymore, so that's why it's suggested to do that manually.
- by LL25255252, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Installing the new 1.30 version with flashstopper 1.4.5 (not flashblocker) addon causes some buttons to be dimmed.
Like the previous reviewer wrote - there's no issue tracker - so see my report on the flashstopper forum -
- by Саша Черных, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5I don't find issue tracker location, so I write my bugreport to address — https://github.com/Kristinita/SashaMiscellaneous/issues/5 . Please, to see it, when you will have a free time.
Thanks for Expire History by days!
- by SteelRodent, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Short version: You need this addon both to avoid mistyped results in the suggestion lists, and to get rid of URLs from the history for sites you're never ever going to revisit, but once visited many months or years ago - which only end up consuming massive amounts of diskspace because the built-in history cleanup doesn't work.
Firefox originally had the option to expire the history after x days or amount of diskspace used. This method of retention was carried over from Netscape and worked perfectly fine since Netscape 1 - it's how the history is supposed to work. Unfortunately, for absolutely no sensible reason, the Mozilla dev team decided to get rid of that feature and replaced it with an automated cleanup that is supposed to get rid of the oldest history when it starts to affect performance, but never does. Problem with the terrible automated design is, the history mostly consumes diskspace, which doesn't affect performance, and so Firefox will keep the history forever without ever purging any part of it. Since we have the ability to bookmark pages there's never been a need to store the history for more than a few months at the most, rather we've always had a need to remove the oldest history to avoid the browser eating up diskspace until there's none left. That's where this addon comes in, and why we need it. Doesn't matter how big a harddrive is, there's never any need to consume massive amounts of space just because you can. Purging everything in my history older than 6 months cleaned up nearly 1 GB of diskspace. Given how FF stores the history that is a massive amount of URLs that should never have been stored for that long.
Cudos to the author for reintroducing the one feature the dev team never should have removed. After more than 40 versions since this critical mistake was made, it is sadly not likely that we'll ever get this much needed functionality built in again.