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    can't erase browsing history
    Hi guys,

    I've been trying to erase my browsing history on Firefox - with very little luck. I've used both Firefox->Clear Recent History (clearing everything) and Onyx. However, immediately after I supposedly deleted everything there was, I got "you've visited this page 3 times" when looking for an online dictionary I used recently and the same kind of thing for the page from which I downloaded Onyx :-(.

    Any ideas how to actually delete everything???

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    First thing to learn is that History and Cookies aren't the same thing. I suspect your problem actually deals with cookies, not history.

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    > First thing to learn is that History and Cookies aren't the same thing. I > suspect your problem actually deals with cookies, not history.

    I agree but "Clear recent history" in Firefox should delete cookies, cache, browsing and download history, etc. Same goes for Onyx.

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    I refer you back to the first sentence of my original post.

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    Clearing history does not delete cookies.
    Deleting cookies may be done at the above location.

    Or use Onyx.
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    I've just been into Preferences and checked the box that says " Clear history when Firefox closes", then closed it down. When I reopened it all History bookmarks had gone.

    The only thing I can suggest is make sure you are quitting Firefox and just not closing it.
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