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NotTheMama
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Re: [FireFox] Firefox thumbnails?

I think to stop Firefox from collecting the screenshots you need to create the following preference (in about:config):
browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled
and set it to 'true'.
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Cartel
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OMG this thumbnail folder is a GOLDMINE of screenshots of searches, what I copy pasted......ya not cool.



that's brutal!

From the looks of it, they are not securely deleted when they do is unknown too.
Also Ccleaner does not clean then by default either.

ok I did browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled;true and it is still bulding the screenshots thumbnails after restart.

browser.newtab.url;about:blank
browser.newtabpage.enabled;false
browser.newtabpage.storageVersion;1
browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled;true
browser.pagethumbnails.storage_version;2


NotTheMama
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I believe the thumbnails are also used for panorama, but I don't know if there's some other preference for that (yet). Also, https: pages aren't supposed to be captured in any case.
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Robotics
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This is happening to me to. I was going to post that ccleaner doesn't even get rid of it, let alone FF's own delete all history/etc. but you beet me to it.

I don't like this one bit. And don't recall FF doing this in the past. Unless it was doing it in an unknown folder.
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Racerbob
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reply to NotTheMama
said by NotTheMama:

I think to stop Firefox from collecting the screenshots you need to create the following preference (in about:config):
browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled
and set it to 'true'.

Exactly. Then the Thumbnail directory is not even created after you go in and delete it and then restart Firefox.


StuartMW
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reply to NotTheMama
said by NotTheMama:

I think to stop Firefox from collecting the screenshots you need to create the following preference (in about:config): browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled and set it to 'true'.

Thanks for that. I'd already set browser.newtab.url to about:blank a while back but the thumbnails were still being created. Now they're not.
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It's still doing here and does not delete when ff closed


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said by Racerbob:

said by NotTheMama:

I think to stop Firefox from collecting the screenshots you need to create the following preference (in about:config):
browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled
and set it to 'true'.

Exactly. Then the Thumbnail directory is not even created after you go in and delete it and then restart Firefox.

It is here, I deleted the folder it was recreated Today, February 03, 2013, 2:36:11 PM


Racerbob
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OK...you are right...the folder was recreated for me, but there is nothing in it.

EDIT: I take that back. Monitoring it now and I do not see the directory being created.


Cartel
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fixed


Racerbob
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Create this in about:config

browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled
and set it to 'true'.

I have no further answers for you.


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