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Post Posted February 23rd, 2007, 10:12 pm

Is there any program that can password protect Firefox's history? Basically, I want a way to prevent history from being deleted unless the user attempting to do so can input a password (preferably the privacy manager password). Is anything like that out there? Any chance on getting something like that developed?

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Post Posted February 24th, 2007, 4:27 am

There are programs that can password-protect any file. For instance, there's this free one for Windows: http://www.winguardpro.com/
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Post Posted February 24th, 2007, 7:20 am

The history is kept in memory unless you make changes to it in the History window (clear one or more items).
If you do not do that and use Clear Private Data then nothing of the current session is saved to disk.

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Post Posted February 24th, 2007, 12:59 pm

just at the top click history then bam!theres your history
and by the way greenknight that is not free
why dont you clear the private data

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Post Posted February 25th, 2007, 3:46 am

What I meant was, I think with WinGuard Pro you might be able to password-lock the Clear Private Data dialog.

And it is free, as it says on their Web site:
It's free: WinGuard Pro is as it states FREE! Though we do offer a Premium Edition for an optional fee.
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Post Posted February 25th, 2007, 3:27 pm

You can remove/disable some buttons, but what if the user simply switches the power off?

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 63#2594963

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Post Posted February 26th, 2007, 3:26 am

Okay, how about this - install the Bookmark Backup extension: http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=13

Set the option to back up History. Then, in about:config, reset the pref bookmarkbackup.interval, which dictates how often (in minutes) the files are backed up, to a short enough time that you are confident of getting the data copied before they shut down.

Password-protect the Bookmark Backup options and the destination file for the backups. For that matter, protect about:config as well.

Sounds like a lot of hassle, somebody should create an extension to do this job.
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