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  1. It's being reported that the 'studies' hotfix is not available to all FF users. And it's only for desktop users, it won't work with FF Android. (It worked fine on my laptop and I have extensions back on that, but my phone still has no FF add-ons). If you have left 'studies' turned on (the default) then you should already have got the hotfix automatically in the background. Here is the official FF blog about the problem which is being kept updated. It tells you how to enable 'studies' to get the hotfix, it should be enabled by default (which is why they used this channel to rele
  2. It is now supposedly out of Beta which is why there's no yellow dot, but you are not the only one to report that it still isn't working properly (yet?). Empty windows like you report are just one of the reported problems. (Along with wrong version numbers being found and 'Unknown' programmes being found to update). I'd just ignore it, even if working it only finds/updates certain 'selected' apps anyway. (The ones hosted on Filehippo).
  3. Some applications/websites don't save your passwords as passwords, I found this out a while back when I had a similar problem. CCleaner will clear the saved passwords in your browser if you have that option checked, and won't if it's unchecked - but that's only the passwords that are saved in the browsers password file(s). I found that certain apps, and websites, that I used saved the login details, including the password, elsewhere as 'Saved Form Information' and If I cleaned that with CCleaner then the saved login details were lost and had to be entered again. Other apps saved th
  4. Ah, I see the misunderstanding. That's the taskbar jumplist, which is saved by Windows itself and not by Firefox. You need to tick 'Taskbar Jump List' in the Windows Explorer section of CCleaner to clear that right click listing. Or simply turn off Taskbar Jump lists in Windows itself. Settings>Personalisation>Start>Show recently opened items in Jump lists in Start or the taskbar. Turning that switch to 'off' will mean that no recent files/locations are saved by Windows jumplist, so they won't be listed when you right click a taskbar icon. (That will mean that non
  5. OK, then that will be why you can't clear it. (Well you can clear it off your machine, but it gets synced back again from the cloud). If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline, browser history, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how syncronisation works - info about your activity, settings, etc. is saved in the cloud and then downloaded to your device(s) when you visit (log into) that synced service again. The software (Timeline, browser, etc.) looks at the device you are using and if the info saved in the cloud
  6. Is your Chrome synced? (To share your history between devices).
  7. As far as I am aware CC does not at this time clean the local Timeline - unless you add its files as an 'Include' to the cleaning. Even if you did then it would just get synced back again if you have sync turned on. (There may be an addition in 'winapp2', but I don't think so for that syncing reason). The last 'official' statement I saw on this was from @Stephen Piriform in June 2018 - If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline info, browser info, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how syncronis
  8. Good to hear you found the problem. I'm still not clear what they were saying (translation problem?) but it sounds like your hard drive is/was full and there was no space to save other programmes (or much else). Windows 10 itself takes a lot of disc space, and if you only have a small capacity drive it can mean there is not much left for files and other programmes. I'd run the built in Disk Cleanup as a first step to clear out the operating system junk and see how much space you have saved. You'll probably save enough that you can then install CCleaner to clear out some more junk
  9. If other things are also being stopped from downloading then I see 4 possibilities. You internet provider has given you an IP that was orginaly from one of the 'banned' countries. Did you use the IPlocation tools I linked above to see what country they say you are in? Your antivirus is blocking the downloads, try turning it off and see if you can download then. There is something wrong with your browser, you could try resetting it. https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-microsoft-edge-browser-defaults/ You have a virus/malware on your computer that is blocking the dow
  10. You can try using Internet Explorer, it's already on your machine but you won't have a desktop icon for it. Open the start menu and type: internet That will find internet explorer for you and you can click it to use. Are you saying that you cannot install Chrome or Firefox either? As said above, it may be that your IP address is on a block list for downloads. However if this is happening to you then you should get an error saying something like "This product is forbidden in your country". Some internet service providers have acquired some IPs that were orignal
  11. As you say that you are not fluent in English could I ask what country you are in? It may make a difference. There is a problem at the moment with some countries using IP adresses that were originally issued to other countries.
  12. I believe there has been a previous thread about this and it's simply a typo that hasn't been corrected yet.
  13. You may know that Google is reknowned for their hidden 'Easter Eggs'. (Clicking things in a certain order, or typing a particular phrase, will launch a hidden game or other feature). Today they have a not so hidden one, it's bouncing about on the "I'm feeling lucky" button. Try clicking it a few times to fill your screen with images of bunnies, eggs, flowers, hot cross buns, simnel cakes, and so on. Probably the most intriguing one for most will be the 'Easter Bilby'. Then click on an image to read about why that item is associated with Easter. One way to pass a bit of
  14. I think you meant to post that in your other thread rather than here? https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53837-clean-windows-10-activitiestimeline/?tab=comments#comment-305606 I'm not sure if the Piriform developers would be interested in doing that. I think a potential problem would be that people would start complaining that it wasn't being cleared, simply because they've forgotten (or don't know) how syncing works. We already see some of that with Chrome users complaining on here that Chrome isn't being cleaned at all, of course it is cleaned off their computer but then gets resyn
  15. Unfortunately it's just the way that the Timeline feature in Windows works. If Timeline is set to syncronise then the data is saved on Microsofts' cloud servers, and no third party cleaner will be able to touch or clean it there. (You wouldn't want someone to be able to get into Microsofts servers and delete everything, by intent or by mistake). You can clear it locally, but sync will just put it back again. They are Microsoft's servers so you can only clear the stored data there from within Timeline itself. Go to Settings>Privacy>Activity history and click on the 'Cle
  16. The "trackers" that CCleaner reports are not what anyone reasonable would regard as trackers. See the link below the red text in my signature.
  17. Of course if you set up mutiple user accounts then you will need CCleaner pro to clean them all at the same time. CCleaner Free can only clear the one logged in account.
  18. Click on the the link underneath the red text in my signature below to see an explanation of why this happens. (and what these 'Trackers' actually are).
  19. If you have multiple users using one PC you should also consider setting up a seperate user account for each person, each with it's own username and password. That way all their settings, histories, etc. are kept seperate and can only be seen by that user or an administrator account. You usually give them a 'Standard' account so they can't access adminitration tasks or settings. (If you allow visitors to use your computer then you would usually also set up a 'Guest' account with minimal permissions and no password). It's simple to do, here's an easy guide for Win7: https://www
  20. Or you could simply set Firefox to delete history on closing. Options>Privacy & Security, scroll down to History. Check 'Clear history when Firefox closes' then click on 'settings' to further define just what should get cleared.
  21. Yes it's normal. Although browsers will delete most cookies and your browsing history, if you set them to, they will usually leave some things behind by design. "Persistent" cookies (supercookies), session checkpoints, cache, etc. can be left behind and not cleared by the browser - as can things like old crash reports and so on. For example; when I was writing my own batch cleaning routine for Firefox I found that cookies/supercookies were stored if 4 different file locations, the cache/activity stream in 3 locations, crash reports in 2, and the session checkpoints in another.
  22. There have been a couple of posts about the new Updater reading digits in the wrong order like that. I'd just ignore it until they sort it out. There again the more reports they get the quicker they may sort it.
  23. This is a Windows problem caused by the file being in one or more of 3 locations, it's not because of something that CC has removed. The simplest cure is to locate and delete that file form the rouge location, or to disable it from startup. Both methods are explained in this Windows Support article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/330132/notepad-starts-with-shellclassinfo-localizedresourcename-systemroot-sy
  24. What Pro has that Free doesn't: Scheduling, Smart Cleaning (Monitoring), Cleaning multiple user profiles, Automatic Updating, the new Software Updater will fetch updates automatically. Pro also entitles you to direct email support from Piriform rather than asking on the forum. The cleaning they do is exactly the same, as are all the other tools. If you don't need or want those extra features then just don't renew your subscription. (The Pro features should continue to work except for the the direct support and the Automatic updating . Though that's a bit under debate at the
  25. The yellow dot shows that you have a Beta (trial) version of a new feature; in this case it will be the new Software Updater. I assume that as you are seeing the yellow dot you are running CCleaner version 5.55? A new version, v5.56, was released yesterday, if you update to that then the yellow dot should go away again because the Software Updater is now (supposedly) fully released.
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