How To Prevent Firefox 5 From Storing History Of Visited Websites

Here is how to prevent Firefox from remembering your website history :

1. Select Tools > Options.

Firefox 5 options

2. Under Privacy tab, select Never remember history and click Ok.

Firefox history settings

From now on, Firefox 5 will stop remembering your visited websites list.

By the way, if you like using add-ons, here is a cool add-on that does the above and some more.


  1. admin says:

    You can use CCleaner to remove everything if required. It is free and easy to use.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Anett says:

    Trust me i tried everything ,but it still shows my history ..grrr
    can i remove it from there ?? lol maybe in the next version of firefox 🙂

  3. admin says:

    Anett – You can try selecting “use custom settings for history” from same list and then removing the tick mark next to “remember my browsing history”.

  4. Anett says:

    Hi there,

    I tried all the things to set my firefox on ” never show history” and it’s still showing them ,am i missing something ?

    • admin says:

      Anett – You can try changing “never show history” to “use custom settings for history” and remove checkmark next to “remember my browsing history”.

  5. admin says:

    @ Internet parental control : You can do that or use private browsing mode in Firefox.

  6. I guess I’ll be manually deleting history to prevent the disk form ‘overflowing’ until FF is updated to allow real history control by the user.