I recently realized that pressing the two buttons in preferences to clear the history and the location bar is not enough to clear your tracks -- you also have to open the download manager and manually clear your downloads. The preferences window should have the option to clear Download Manager's history with the press of a button -- otherwise it's a privacy issue. This is an enhancement, but because of privacy issues I'm nominating it a minor severity.
Bug 132755 is about various preferences concerning the download history. Bug 132755 comment #37 and #43 also mention what this bug is about. So this bug is not exactly a duplicate, but might be fixed by that other bug.
I agree with this and would go further. Records of past downloads are part of the browsing history. Clearing the navigation history should clear the download history as well, by default. I don't even see any need for an option to NOT clear the download history when the navigation history is cleared, but if people want such an option, I guess it's ok.
I am bumping the severity because, first, the user doesn't even KNOW that their downloads are logged unless they know about the Download Manager, and second, a history of downloads can be much more harmful than a history of visited websites -- there's no excuse that it was an accidental visit. It's critical that the download list can be cleared without jumping through hoops...
Severity: minor → major
Severity: major → enhancement
Since Firefox now offers the option of clearing the download list once per session or even immediately after each download, I think that this enhancement is unnecessary. However, because it already has one vote, I won't be too hasty with resolving it invalid. If anyone shares my opinion, please close this bug. (Or let me know, and I'll close it.)
Philip, please don't confuse Firefox bugs with Browser/Suite/Seamonkey bugs. Ok, you are the reporter in this case, but if you resolved it, someone else would have to file an identical bug...
Ah, my mindset has already been fully Firefoxized. Sorry. We'll keep this bug open until someone picks it up or refuses it.
Following up on a discussion in bug 141998, is this a request for the "CLEAR ALL" feature in the suite [similar to firefox] or for the CLEAR DOWNLOAD MANAGER HISTORY feature from firefox. According to comment 0 i would guess the latter, and that would mean that this bug and bug 141998 aren't dupes of each other, but that this request is asking for a superbutton clearing ALL user tracks in a single sweep. Please confirm if that interpretation is correct and [we'll] adapt the summary accordingly.
Yes, it is the latter. I request a button to clear download manager history, which would then be tied to the "Clear All" button of Firefox. The Mozilla suite is not relevant to this bug, although it would be good if it had the same functionality.
(In reply to comment #9) > The Mozilla suite is not relevant to this bug Philip: May I remind you of comment #6? This bug is not filed under the Firefox component and no Firefox developer will look at it. The fact that its assignee is Blake and its email adress includes "firefox" means nothing. It's like that because he once wrote the (suite!) download manager and therefore was default assignee for download manager bugs when you filed this bug.
Refiled. Sorry for the confusion.
Component: Download Manager → Download Manager
Product: Browser → Firefox
Philip, shouldn't you update the summary then as well?
Summary: Navigator->History should offer to clear download manager → Prefs->Privacy->History should offer to clear download manager
*** Bug 241777 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sorry... I attached this to the wrong bug... not sure how to (or if I can) delete it. Will be more careful next time.
Time to put a stake in this massively morphed bug's heart: comment 0 wanted a one stop place to clear history and download history, and we've got that in Clear Private Data. If, while looking at the current state of things in either Firefox 2a1 or Firefox trunk, someone still thinks that the Privacy tabs for History and Download History should be combined, they're welcome to file a new and narrowly focused enhancement bug on just that, though I suspect it would be wontfixed since Clear Private Data already meets the need.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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