I cannot clear private data

Asked by Jennifer on 2010-01-13

Tools>Clear Private Data does not respond or open. All updates are downloaded.

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Ubuntu firefox-3.0 Edit question
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2010-01-14
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2010-01-15
Leo Arias (elopio) said : #1

What program are you using? firefox?

Jennifer (jrcurry) said : #2

Yes, Firefox 3.0
This happened before but when I downloaded updates The functin then worked.

Xuacu Saturio (xuacusk8) said : #3

It's not clear for me what you're writing about.

Private data, in Firefox, is cookies, navigation history, passwords and such kind of things.

Updates, I guess, are instaled plugins/extensions updates? You need to configure these to not search for updates or install it. Every plugin has it's own configuration options, though. You'll need to browse them to set your own preferences.

But remember that keeping your plugins (and any software) updated is not a bad idea :)

Regards

Jennifer (jrcurry) said : #4

When I click on Clear Private Data the dialogue box does not open.Thats pretty clear. When I clicked on that function before, it would open and I could check or uncheck which data to clear.

Xuacu Saturio (xuacusk8) said : #5

I'm sorry, my mistake.

In Firefox 3.5 it works OK, so you can try upgrading the browser. Also, it offers a private browsing feature which didn't exist in previous versions.

Regards

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