Make Firefox forget about a site, 3.5 style

One of several new privacy improvements and features Firefox 3.5 will bring is the ability to forget about a particular web site we have visited. In the Library, we will be able to right click on a history item, select Forget About This Site and Firefox will remove all entries related to that site from your history right away.

You can do the same thing and more with Close’n forget, a Firefox extension developed by Benoit Bailleux. Select  Close and erase cookies for the current site from the context menu and you will get the same privacy boost described above.

Even further, you can set it to only have pages visited in the current tab to be forgotten and whether to include or not subdomains.

Close'n forget

While an item in the tab context menu seems like a more natural place to access this feature to me, Close’n forget is a handy way to get more control over what Firefox knows about you.

Get if from Mozilla Add-ons.

9 thoughts on “Make Firefox forget about a site, 3.5 style”

  1. It would be great if you could access FF3.5’s Forget About This Size from somewhere like the identity pop-up or the Page Info rather than having to open the library/history, wait for all the items to close and then nix just the one you’ve just left.

  2. Wow. Just a few notes to you other commenters…

    Far Edge: “Close ‘n Forget” is no longer necessary because Firefox 3.5 also has private browsing, aka “porn mode.”

    dan: The Department of Homeland Security recommends you not use IE because it’s bad. Actually, most of what you said made no sense…

    Firefox 3.5’s security features make private browsing about as easy as it can be — from the new and improved “Clear Browsing History” to “Forget this Site” (for the little oops) to Private Browsing. Hooray for Firefox 3.5!

  3. I just love guys like Dan; they do such a great job of making me look like a freaking genius.

    ‘Cause regardless of whatever inane babble I might consider posting online for one and all to read, (which would ultimately prove quite embarrassing down the line), someone like Dan has already blathered it to one and all.

    So, thanks Dan, and keep up the good work.

      1. It does,and it blocks access. Firefox warns you that your ISP or network manager can still tell what sites you’ve accessed

Comments are closed.