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Post Posted November 2nd, 2010, 1:56 pm

When I click on "tools" I find that both "clear recent history" and "private browsing" are grayed out. How can I clear recent history? I wanted to do this because Firefox has recently slowed way down when loading a page. I have 2 other laptops that connect thru the same router as my desktop that don't have this problem.

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2010, 3:04 pm

Check: Tools->Options->Privacy tab See if there is a check in the top box that says something about: Always start in PrivateBrowsing -

Running in Private does not store any history and since your in Private all the time the option is grayed out.

If you are indeed running in Private all the time, there has to be another reason for the slow-down other than 'history', as is there isn't any.

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2010, 7:15 pm

Thank you for your answer. That was it. I did clear everything but the browser history but I haven't tried to see if that cured the slowness yet.

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2010, 7:22 pm

I tried to go online. The first page loads OK. When I click on a link on the first page, it takes a long time to load. For example; when I go to MozillaZine it loads fast. When I enter my user name and password, the next page takes for ever. Any ideas?

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2010, 7:34 pm

Check your Firewall and antivirus settings. If you have any "link scanners" running in your antivirus or firewall, these can in some cases dramatically slow down browsing.
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2010, 8:08 am

I checked both my antivirus and my firewall and neither of them has any indication of a link scanner. My antivirus is Spyware Doctor and my firewall is Comodo. Any suggestions?

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