Deleting history and cache?



  • I've been using the browser for a few hours now, and have yet to be able to figure out how to do this. I've searched this forum and no one else has mentioned it. So did you forget to include this... or is it just hidden somewhere non-intuitive? And for those that may comment that this is a 'preview', I'm a Linux developer (distro dev), i understand that concept. Broswing history and cache deletion are two things that are extremely fundamental to a web browser. I get how advanced features of those can be added in later, but not to include those in the settings menu at all... is downright shameful. We can block 3rd party cookies and delete cookies... but we cant delete our broswing history? Really?



  • I second this. Clearing browser history is pretty much basic feature.
    Certainly do love see the features that Opera browser abandoned but this is important too.


  • Moderator

    Right now you can manage or clear cookies under Settings, and clear History, Cache and Cookies under the History button on Speed Dial.


  • Moderator

    And I'm sure it's just an oversight, but this is a browser topic, and you have opened it in a community feedback category, which is specifically labeled as "not for the browser!" (and so the topic has been moved)



  • you delete it where the speed dial, and bookmarks is. that is where it is in middle of them too. hope this helped


  • Moderator

    Open the History button on the Speed Dial page, and find the "Clear Browsing Data" button.



  • Ayespy wrote:

    Open the History button on the Speed Dial page, and find the "Clear Browsing Data" button.

    I haven't tried that with the latest version but it didn't work for me with the previous version, nothing happened, I had to go to
    vivaldi://chrome/settings/clearBrowserData
    …..more options too.


  • Moderator

    Good to know. It doesn't seem to work in this version either. I had never tried it. Just knew where it was.



  • It works for me.


  • Moderator

    Here in Win 8.1 64, with Vivaldi 32, current snapshot, I didn't want to get rid of my cache or passwords, so I checked boxes to remove history and cookies only, and it didn't remove either one. It didn't do anything.



  • I needed to delete cache, I had a problem, and download history, that worked so I assumed everything might work, goes to show I shouldn't jump to conclusions, but I didn't try anything else.
    Win 8.1 64, with Vivaldi 32, current snapshot here too.



  • @Ayespy:

    Here in Win 8.1 64, with Vivaldi 32, current snapshot, I didn't want to get rid of my cache or passwords, so I checked boxes to remove history and cookies only, and it didn't remove either one. It didn't do anything.

    Just to be sure, I went back and tried again using the same settings that you have, and it worked fine. But on that note:

    @Rainspa:

    I had to go to vivaldi://chrome/settings/clearBrowserData …..more options too.

    On Win 7 64-bit, Vivaldi 32-bit, navigating to Speed Dial>History>Clear Browsing Data takes me to that page.



  • Hi guys using V on Ubuntu 14.04 and to accelerate loadup time I wanted to make sure no cache remained
    so using vivaldi://chrome/settings/clearBrowserData as suggested earlier

    and then placed in bookmark bar under "Clear Vivaldi" so i must remember to do it most times on leaving browser

    but surely there must be a way to access the info where vivaldi://chrome/settings/clearBrowserData is changed so to make this permanent ….. anyone knows where in the files it might reside thanx shan

    PS when we all know a bit more will be good to add info to wiki page
    Attachments:



  • Where are the files for cookies and cache? I have not been able to find them to do:
    A little script to start Vivaldi that first deleted the cookie and cache files (or cp blank ones) would be nice until a
    real delete on exit is implemented.


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    @baomike:

    Where are the files for cookies and cache? I have not been able to find them to do:
    A little script to start Vivaldi that first deleted the cookie and cache files (or cp blank ones) would be nice until a
    real delete on exit is implemented.

    In Windows, Cookies and History are at C:\Users(yourusername)\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default.

    Don't know about cache.



  • The Cache folder is located in the same Default Directory – User Data\Default\Cache


  • Moderator

    OK. That's totally weird. I have no file in that folder named "Cache." I wonder what's up with that?

    Edit: OOPS! Silly Me! I was looking for a file, rather than a folder. There is a FOLDER named Cache with a ton of files in it.

    Again, Oops.



  • My bad, forgot to mention it is LINUX.


  • Moderator

    As best I can tell, make sure you have View/Show Hidden enabled in your file browser.

    Then cache is in home/(user)/.cache/vivaldi
    and
    History and Cookies are in home/(user)/.config/vivaldi (or vivaldi-snapshot)/Default

    I personally had no idea how the linux directory structure was laid out until I looked this up, so I hope it helps you.



  • @ILoveErick:

    you delete it where the speed dial, and bookmarks is. that is where it is in middle of them too. hope this helped

    @Ayespy:

    Open the History button on the Speed Dial page, and find the "Clear Browsing Data" button.

    ~
    Yet ANOTHER nested function ! :S :blink: :dry: :side:

    I will try it, but I have been clearing my cache manually after exiting the browser, by deleting the files which are in the cache flder, and that has been OK, though tedious too.

    But when you see the files vanish, you KNOW that you were successful. ;)
    ~


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