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    News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Also Android version expands support to more old but popular smartphones.
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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    One thing that concerns me about this new version is that I've just opened the new Download Manager, and it's now showing me my full download history from the last 6+ months. It shouldn't even have that information saved; for as long as I've been using Firefox I've always had the option "remember my download history" (or whatever it was called) unticked. Where the hell has this information suddenly appeared from?

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by TheVoice View Post
    . Where the hell has this information suddenly appeared from?
    Is it reading what's in your Download folder? I'm just offering a suggestion here as I haven't updated Firefox yet.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Could it be that it's just showing you the contents of your Downloads folder?

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Good that Firefox is constantly improving however for the mobile side of it I dont see much use, its good on android but it seriously drains battery like no other and if I touch the back of my Nexus 4 it is actually warm where as using AOSP browser or chrome it is stone cold, clearly to get the extra 'performance' firefox is just throwing everything at the rendering... not great imo.
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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by TheVoice View Post
    for as long as I've been using Firefox I've always had the option "remember my download history" (or whatever it was called) unticked. Where the hell has this information suddenly appeared from?
    Do you mean you had Custom Settings applied for history in the privacy tab of options?
    Because that ties browsing and download history under a single preference (as i read it)
    Which seems a bit odd to me as i could understand wanting to clear download history while retaining a browsing history for the Awesomebar.

    It shouldn't be reading the contents of your downloads folder to present a list, fairly certain it's all stored in the sqlite db...

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Could it be that it's just showing you the contents of your Downloads folder?
    Nah, just checked myself and it is remembering.....it's probably been saving the data in one of the many files it creates in the FF profile, regardless of whether you were using that data or not.
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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Good that Firefox is constantly improving however for the mobile side of it I dont see much use, its good on android but it seriously drains battery like no other and if I touch the back of my Nexus 4 it is actually warm where as using AOSP browser or chrome it is stone cold, clearly to get the extra 'performance' firefox is just throwing everything at the rendering... not great imo.
    I'm not seeing any improvement in the mobile version of Firefox - in fact I'm going to suggest that earlier versions were better - at least on the mobile gear I've got. I'm one step away from migrating to Opera because of the slowness and unpredictability of the current version.

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Love the download icon - allowed me to remove Download Statusbar. Less extensions, less fuss

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    Re: News - Firefox 20’s new features focus on privacy and downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathonar View Post
    Do you mean you had Custom Settings applied for history in the privacy tab of options?
    Because that ties browsing and download history under a single preference (as i read it)
    Which seems a bit odd to me as i could understand wanting to clear download history while retaining a browsing history for the Awesomebar.

    It shouldn't be reading the contents of your downloads folder to present a list, fairly certain it's all stored in the sqlite db...


    It hasn't read the contents of my Downloads folder, no.

    I do see now that the "remember my download history" option is, as you've said, tied in with browsing history. Not sure when that change happened, but nonetheless, Firefox has never showed me any past downloaded files in the Downloads manager until I upgraded yesterday to version 20. I just want to know why this information has suddenly appeared seemingly out of nowhere, but unfortunately Mozilla themselves aren't being particularly helpful either.

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