Automatically remove certain items in Firefox history?
November 14, 2008 1:02 PM   Subscribe

How can I arrange it so that my Firefox history is automatically purged of sites of a certain domain like or

I don't know much in terms of scripting languages, but I won't rule that out as a possible method. I was thinking in terms of a greasemonkey script or a full-fledged extension, but a script that directly edits the history database file is OK, too.

I use Mac OS X with Firefox 3.0.4.
posted by sittered to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Have you looked at the X-Mod add-on? It'll clear your history with one click. Of course, that's ALL of your history. It's not capable of clearing only select items in your history.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:12 PM on November 14, 2008

There's an enhanced history manager that allows you to search for items in your history that contains a specific string, then you can delete only those. Alternatively, you can set up another profile, running "firefox --profilemanager", and only visit that site using that profile, and have the history purged upon shutdown.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 4:14 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]

This software is not free (cost $23, I think) but I use it at the end of every day.
posted by JayRwv at 5:36 PM on November 14, 2008

Or, for those sites use the new chrome browser (google). It has a feature called "incognito window" and leaves no tracks for the sites you use there.
posted by JayRwv at 6:19 PM on November 14, 2008

Why not look into Firefox's "Clear Private Data" option? Just pick "Clear Private Data" from the Tools menu when you want to nuke your history (CPD has options of what exactly you can keep/clear).
posted by mrbill at 10:33 PM on November 14, 2008

It's not automated, but the distrust add-on is effectively a privacy mode that wipes any history, cookies or cache that were written while it's enabled. (the wipe occurs when you close the browser or turn privacy off)
posted by ArkhanJG at 4:04 AM on November 15, 2008

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