I am using Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1 from Fedora. Steps to reproduce: 1. Set browser.history_expire_days.mirror to 60 and restarted firefox. 2. Open history, add the column "last accessed" and use it for sorting. Actual results: 1. History still has an entry for "Older than 6 months" 2. "Older than 6 months" lists pages that were last accessed a year ago (30.11.2010 as I file this bug). This is even bigger than the default hard limit of browser.history_expire_days.mirror (180 days) and way bigger than the limit I set manually. Expected results: 1. There should be no "Older than 6 months" but only "Older than a month" or "Older than 2 months" 2. "Older than X months" should not list pages that were last accessed before browser.history_expire_days.mirror
Excerpt from discussion at http://blog.bonardo.net/2010/01/20/places-got-async-expiration: "browser.history_expire_days.mirror has no effect, it’s stored for UI reasons. in Firefox 4 browser.history_expire_days_min is unused, you can Reset it and it will disappear."
right, we don't use anymore that pref. you can try with this experimental add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/expire-history-by-days/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Component: General → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: general → bookmarks
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [:mak] from comment #2) > right, we don't use anymore that pref. It's hard to guess if something is a bug or an intended change. It it's not used anymore, - it should be removed automatically (just like browser.history_expire_days) - all relevant information should be updated. This includes mozilla.org websites. - you should make sure that users are aware of this change. E.g. by mentioning it in the release notes. When did it change? > you can try with this experimental add-on > https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/expire-history-by-days/ It's kind of sad that I need an addon to get back a functionality that was included since the Netscape days.
(In reply to Christoph Wickert from comment #3) > It's kind of sad that I need an addon to get back a functionality that was > included since the Netscape days. That was the idea that distinguished firefox from netscape, core functionality is in the browser, additional functionality is provided by addons, so I'm not sure I buy that. Btw, this happened in Firefox 4 and was announced on planet.mozilla, planet.firefox, on the mozilla newsgroups. Atm, I don't remember if it was in relnotes, sorry.
Marco, thanks a lot for your reply. (In reply to Marco Bonardo [:mak] from comment #4) > That was the idea that distinguished firefox from netscape, core > functionality is in the browser, additional functionality is provided by > addons For me this is a core functionality. But thanks for the extension, limiting the history to 180 days has dramatically improved responsiveness of the UI and lowered the memory footprint.
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