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  1. You'd need one of the developers to answer that, and although we're told they do read these posts they don't often comment. I'd suspect that it's probably because it wouldn't be easy to clear just the Firefox jump list on it's own without clearing all the other jump lists. (TBH I'm not sure exactly how the jump lists are stored by Windows, but I know from writing my own Firefox cleaning routine that it's always easier to delete a file thus clearing everything than it is to edit the file to remove selected parts).
  2. You should be able to get the official ESR update to fix the problem if you are using the ESR on an older system. If youre simply using an old version then it's going to depend if that signature setting is in the same place (but there should be an equivalent somewhere in about:config). PS. I just updated my FF Android from the play store. It's cured the problem but I had to reinstall my extensions. (Didn't have to do that with Windows).
  3. The automatic hotfix is because they pushed it out on the studies channel which is enabled by default when you install FF. It was just the quickest way to get it distributed. If you have disabled studies in your privacy settings then you won't get the hotfix unless you enable it for a few minutes. You can disable it again afterwards. TBH it shouldn't be long before they issue a full fix.
  4. 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 release the fix) but you may have turned it off. https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ There is also an issue with Firefox clones which don't have 'studies' so can't get the hotfix that way. I found this which applies the main hotfix (there are actually 2) directly without needing 'studies' so should work with FF clones: https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate%40mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi Other work arounds are being suggested on various websites. Mozilla have warned against using these as they could/will clash with the official fix when it is released.
  5. 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).
  6. 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 the login information in their own temporary file that had to be made an exclusion in CC if you wanted to keep it. You should also be aware that an increasing number of websites are disabling the 'autofill' feature for logins, especially sites that can take payments. (And they'll often change it without announcing it to their users). This means that you have to manually enter your login details every time you visit; even if your browser remembers your password the website won't let the browser autofill the box. This is a security measure, if your device ever gets stolen/lost then whoever has it can't automatically log into your account at that site.
  7. 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 none of the icons on your taskbar will have a 'recent' list when you right click it).
  8. 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 isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device. That's how history from you PC browsing gets transfered (syncronised) to your tablet or phone and vice-versa. Unless you clear the info from the cloud server it will keep being synced back to your machine(s). And of course the cloud servers are owned by the software company(s) and they won't let 3rd party cleaners delete files from them. The only effective way to clear synced information is from within each synced application itself which can delete things from it's own cloud server.
  9. Is your Chrome synced? (To share your history between devices).
  10. 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 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 isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device. That's how history from you PC browsing gets transfered (syncronised) to your tablet or phone and vice-versa. Unless you clear the info from the cloud server it will keep being synced back to your machine(s). And of course the cloud servers are owned by the software company(s) and they won't let 3rd party cleaners delete files from them. The only effective way to clear synced information is from within each synced application itself which can delete things from it's own cloud server.
  11. 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 that Disc Cleanup doesn't. Uninstalling unused and unwanted programs would also help free up space. In the end though it sounds as if you need to delete some old files to free up disc space, maybe copy them to external storage. If you have video files they can take up a lot of space. Of course the best way would be to install a hard drive with more capacity.
  12. 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 downloads. We can point you where to get help if that's the case.
  13. 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 orignally allocated to Syria/Iran/Iraq/North Korea. This can be a problem because some of these IP ranges are still being blocked from downloading certain software, or even visiting some sites. It should get corrected in time, but at the moment I've seen a few forum posts from European users who are being affected. See this thread: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53819-ccleaner-error-the-product-is-forbidden-to-use-in-your-place-of-stay/?tab=comments#comment-305511 To see if this is your problem then try visiting a few IP geolocation tools and seeing what country they say your IP is in. Heres a couple of links: https://www.iplocation.net/ https://www.ipfingerprints.com/
  14. 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.
  15. I believe there has been a previous thread about this and it's simply a typo that hasn't been corrected yet.
  16. 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 time while your Easter meal is cooking.
  17. 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 resynced again from the cloud.
  18. 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 'Clear' button. Or if you don't use Timeline then turn it off altogether. (It's a problem you also see with browsers that are synced to the cloud, you can clear the local data off your computer but then it just gets synced back again).
  19. The "trackers" that CCleaner reports are not what anyone reasonable would regard as trackers. See the link below the red text in my signature.
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-new-user-account-in-windows-vista-7/ And how to enable (turn on) the guest account: https://www.lifewire.com/guest-accounts-in-windows-7-3506926
  23. 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.
  24. 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. That will be partly so that they can pick which ones they clear and which ones they don't when you run the browsers own cleaning routing. If you have multiple users on your computer then each user will have their own copy of each of those files.
  25. 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.
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