General :  K-Meleon Forum
General discussion about K-Meleon. 
how do I clear history?
Posted by: pyrobombus
Date: January 01, 2009 08:02AM

I'm new to K-meleon, using it because I could not patch IE6 against the latest security flaw. Am using version 1.5.1.

I wish to clear the history of URLs I've visited, but cannot. Searched the archives of this forum for the answer without success.
Is there a way?

thanks,
Betsy

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 01, 2009 09:03AM

If safety is a concern - K-Meleon 1.5.2 is out.

Look at menu item Tools > Privacy > "Submenues... " There is one for history.
(I confess - I have a problem, I tanslate from German menu, but that gives You a clue where to look ...).

Also have a look at Privacy Bar via menue item: View > Toolbars...

Keeping track of some things can be fine tuned via about:config. Keywords history, MRU (URL bar history)...

Plus: History is done by a plugin. You can deactivate it and have no history at all.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2009 09:12AM by guenter.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: desga2
Date: January 02, 2009 01:02AM

Tools -> Privacy -> Clear Data

K-Meleon in Spanish

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: Arrow
Date: January 05, 2009 12:20PM

Following on from guenter,

about:config set the following to 1 instead of zero

kmeleon.plugins.privacy.clearMRU user set integer 1

or manually delete from pref.js

unless you do this mru list remains in pref.js


Many people religiously clean out their browsers but totally overlook that their firewall log stores all the sites they have visited.

Plus at least one firewall also stores another very long list of recent urls in it's ini file [or used to]
unless this option was disabled [it didn't appear in the gui] in the ini file where last hosts list could be set to no instead of yes.

It's worth checking out where your firewall stores urls.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2009 12:25PM by Arrow.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: pyrobombus
Date: January 06, 2009 10:55AM

> If safety is a concern - K-Meleon 1.5.2 is out.

I'm using 1.5.1. Is it unsafe too? I'm using it on the recommendation of a friend who claims it has no vulnerabilities to malware. Is that incorrect?

>History is done by a plugin. You can deactivate it and have no history at all.

That would nice. I've never figured out what it was good for anyway.

>Tools -> Privacy -> Clear Data

(That doesn't work, I tried several times.)

>or manually delete from pref.js

I am not finding find this file. Where is it?

Many people religiously clean out their browsers but totally overlook that their firewall log stores all the sites they have visited. [so] It's worth checking out where your firewall stores urls.

I have no firewall. I'm using a router instead.

thanks,
"pyro"

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: Arrow
Date: January 06, 2009 11:23AM

Hi pyro

pref.js is in your profiles folder

C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\Profiles\*********.default\

user_pref("kmeleon.MRU.URL1", ""); etc

Believe me from personal experience a router isn't enough, you also need a firewall/component control to identify what is hijacking legitimate processes on your pc.

As explained in brief here.

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/webmaster/article.php/3103431



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2009 11:34AM by Arrow.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: desga2
Date: January 07, 2009 02:21AM

Please update to 1.5.2, in 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 existed a bug #1050 fixed in 1.5.2.
Tools -> Privacy -> Clear Data must work in 1.5.2.

K-Meleon in Spanish

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: pyrobombus
Date: January 08, 2009 06:19AM

>pref.js is in your profiles folder

>C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\Profiles\*********.default\

Thanks....

>Believe me from personal experience a router isn't enough, you also need a firewall/component control to identify what is hijacking legitimate processes on your pc.

OK, but that's different from a browser vulnerability. As you probably know, Microsoft recently announced a "zero-day" vulnerability in IE, for which users could download a patch. As long as you were unpatched, you could expect malware (which then your system would then have to handle). I was unable to patch IE, because the new patch doesn't work on Win98. Eventually I'll get a whole new machine and get XP, but for now, I was told that K-Meleon was a totally safe browser with no (known!) vulnerabilities. That whatever the hackers had written to hijack IE did not affect K-Meleon.
Obviously, malware changes all the time, and one needs a firewall or malware detector regardless, but my first line of defense is to keep my software patched. If K-Meleon is vulnerable to the same hack as IE, then I'm gaining nothing by using it.

So, is my friend's statement (that it's safe) still true?

>Please update to 1.5.2, in 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 existed a bug #1050 fixed in 1.5.2.

Will 1.5.2. work on Windows 98SE?

thanks,
Pyro

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: JamesD
Date: January 08, 2009 06:57AM

Quote
pyrobombus
Will 1.5.2. work on Windows 98SE?

Yes, but must execute k-meleonW9x.exe rather than k-meleon.exe

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 08, 2009 07:01AM

K-Meleon is not using IE components. A sheer IE vulnerability can not effect You.

Quote
pyrobombus
Will 1.5.2. work on Windows 98SE?

Yes, use the installer; it will install the right exe.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: pyrobombus
Date: January 08, 2009 12:58PM

>K-Meleon is not using IE components. A sheer IE vulnerability can not effect You.

Does it have any known vulnerabilities? It's hard to imagine hackers slaving away to infect the tiny number of people using K-M, but you never know.

>>Will 1.5.2. work on Windows 98SE?

Yes, use the installer; it will install the right exe.

Thanks.
What bug, exactly, is fixed in 1.5.2? I sure hope it's the bug where you can't clear history.

thanks,
pyro

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 08, 2009 03:44PM

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/bugs/findbug.php?summary=&description=&status%5B%5D=4&target%5B%5D=23&creator=&daterange=&moddays=&submit=Search

K-Meleon can have similar bugs in its GRE as SeaMonkey1.8.x and Firefox2.x.
Any chrome insecurities of these will normally not effect K-Meleon

If You want to find out Google: "secunia k-meleon".
Or any other product name.

It will lead You to the product's page at Secunia, which is a respected safety site.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: pyrobombus
Date: January 11, 2009 12:52PM

Thank you, Guenter. I'd forgotten about Secunia.

Does 1.5.2 fix the "can't clear history" bug?

thanks,
pyro

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 11, 2009 04:23PM

My button at Privacy Bar works that is with German version.
You should try with Your version.

p.s. Secunia forgot that K-Meleon has shared some but not all SeaMonkey and Mozilla bugs.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2009 04:26PM by guenter.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: Tomasso
Date: January 27, 2009 05:10AM

Hi Guenter,

I've just installed K-meleon to relieve some tension from my old, resourceless machine and it works very well. I can see some issues that I'll probably report as "customer requests" but for now I am mostly concerned with teh fact that I can't delete individual items from teh history list.

Sometimes it is hepful to have stuff in history, as it helps to go back, but it is unsafe to store other things.

Is there a way to remove certain adresses from the history?

Is there a specific file to edit?

TIA,

Tom

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: JamesD
Date: January 27, 2009 07:55AM

History is stored in your profile in a file called history.dat. It is a very unique database file. I don't know how to edit.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: January 27, 2009 09:42AM

Quote
Tomasso
Sometimes it is hepful to have stuff in history, as it helps to go back, but it is unsafe to store other things.

Sorry to say.

No GUI implemented to select what to keep... Editing by hand too harde. I do not know.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2009 09:42AM by guenter.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: desga2
Date: January 28, 2009 12:33AM

This isn't implemented yet, but is a good idea to improve it.

K-Meleon in Spanish

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: JamesD
Date: January 28, 2009 11:07AM

I have seen one report that FF3 does not use Mork database for history. It uses instead one called Places/SQLite. http://hi.baidu.com/jouby/blog/item/f1f156369e21de360a55a988.html

Does KM's change from 1.8 Gecko to 1.9 version make it possible to change to a better database for history? Lots of users ask about selective retention of records in history, but we don't have a GUI for that so far.

I found another item about SQLite. http://www.forensicsblog.net/?p=5



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2009 11:11AM by JamesD.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: Arrow
Date: January 29, 2009 01:11AM

Hao's ccfme 1.9 versions have updated to sqlite for cookies but not for history.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: caktus
Date: December 17, 2010 03:38AM

It is starting to sound like 1.6 may be ready for general use. Any thoughts on this?
The reason I have so much mem (128M;
Ramdisk cache 64M and TIF folder 64M) on the
Ramdisk is I have moved TIF's to the
Ramdisk which can sometimes hog up a lot of
mem. BTW, lately the TIF folder seems to
be caching only cookies. Does anyone have
any idea why the TIF folder would be caching cookies?

In the past the TIF folder would cach tons
of images of pages used by IE. Yet still,
IE loads pages much faster than usual with
Ramdisk.

As far as browser clearing history when the
browser is closed, I think there is an
option to turn this on and off, apparently mine is turned off, but I do not recall where this option is located.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: slayer
Date: December 17, 2010 05:03AM

As far as browser clearing history when the
browser is closed, I think there is an
option to turn this on and off, apparently mine is turned off, but I do not recall where this option is located.
I do not know the exact English menu names, but the dialog is located in Tools (or something like that)>Privacy>erase,delete or clean data> automatically delete. confused smiley
Well better to wait someone with KM in English.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: how do I clear history?
Posted by: guenter
Date: December 17, 2010 07:26AM

Quote
slayer
As far as browser clearing history when the
browser is closed, I think there is an
option to turn this on and off, apparently mine is turned off, but I do not recall where this option is located.
I do not know the exact English menu names, but the dialog is located in Tools (or something like that)>Privacy>erase,delete or clean data> automatically delete. confused smiley
Well better to wait someone with KM in English.

@slayer. F2->Apariencia de la aplicacion - Change from Espanol -> Ingles (Estados...).

It changes instantly. I have German, English (installed by default), Spanish and French installed.

You have Spanish and English. deasga2 told me. surprised smiley


How to clear history. Unless it is prevented by a bug (with 1.6 possibly? - I also had problems)

1.) Menu: View -> History -> Clear History.

2.) Menu: Tools -> Privacy -> Clear Data ... You can set automatic clearing options there.

3.) Right-Click on the history icon and chose "Clear History".

4.) F2 -> History. Here You can change global history settings and a working "Clear" button is also available. Other items that clear history seemed to work after I had used this button.

5.) Menu: View -> Toolbars. Activate Privacy Toolbar.
That bar has items where You can clear data.

Clear History is commented out by default.

Menu: Edit -> Configuation -> Toolbars. Open the file and remove the "#" in front of the shown lines and save. Then restart the browser. That gives You another fast & easy access to clear history in future.

# Clear History{
# privacy(ClearHistory)
# Clear History
# privhot.bmp[10]
# privcold.bmp[10]
# }


greetings from DE



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2010 11:43PM by guenter.

Options: ReplyQuote


K-Meleon forum is powered by Phorum.