Clear Console is a Firefox extension for those concerned about privacy who haven’t discovered private browsing mode yet or developers who constantly find themselves clearing their cache, cookies and other stored data. The extension provides a button which, when pressed reveals a drop-down menu for the super-fast removal of browsing history, without having to launch any preferences panels.
In addition to wiping out all data, the extension provides options to clear cookies, history, cache, HTTP logins and HTML5 or other locally stored data. There’s also a handy keyboard shortcut for removing all data without having to even click the extension. For web developers who must rigorously reload the same things over and over again, an extension like this might just save quite a bit of time over an extended period of testing.
Notifications can be toggled for each option, and there are also some shortcuts to other browser functions such as “clear all and restart”, handy when Firefox is hogging system memory. With nearly 50,000 users and a 5-star rating on the Firefox extensions gallery, Clear Console is a very simple yet effective extension for paranoid browsers, developers and testers alike.
- Clear all history with just a click.
- Options for clearing all data, cookies, locally stored HTML, history and browser cache.
- Quick access to clear and restart, optional notifications for each function.
- Works on Firefox 4.0 and above, up to Firefox 20 at present.