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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 8:00 am

Is there a mobile Firefox extension that can clear private data with a single click and that works on current versions of Firefox and not just old?

EDIT: This is an old Firefox Mobile bug that is still there and has not been fixed as of Firefox 56 Mobile.
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 10:02 am

Doesn't appear to be a 1 click but will this work for ya?

I don't use it but...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ser-13009/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cl ... sonal-data
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 1:35 pm

Thanks for trying to help. The linked extension was last updated six years ago and so just last other old extensions, it does not work on current Fx56 let alone future Firefox versions :(
I do have the Quit set to delete data on exit. I checked the option to automatically delete your selected data (bookmarks, browsing or search history, saved passwords, and more) every time you quit Firefox.

However, this does not do the same thing as manually clearing private data, for some strange weird reason. I know that because some sites limit you to reading a couple of articles and they know how many you've read based on private data info.

Manually clearing this data resets this count.
Setting QUIT to automatically do it does NOT reset this count even if Quit is set to do the same thing, same options as manually clearing private data. Strange but true.
So I was hoping to test a mobile add-on that can do this.
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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 11:44 am

c627627 wrote:Setting QUIT to automatically do it does NOT reset this count even if Quit is set to do the same thing, same options as manually clearing private data. Strange but true.

You're probably seeing bug 1269159 or something similar.

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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Thank you JanH.
This is a Firefox Mobile bug that has not been fixed for a long time now.
Hope it gets fixed in version 57.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 8:38 am

Due to a bug that's been there for years and has been officially reported, it is impossible to Clear Private Data using anything or any method other than long way three step manual process.

This bug has not been fixed even in landmark Firefox 57 mobile. I am not sure why it is taking this long, probably because developers marked it very low priority?
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