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In Firefox 3.5, all items that finish downloading are automatically removed from the Downloads window after they've successfully finished. Is there an about:config setting that tells Firefox 3.5 to let me manually clear items out instead? I've been looking for an answer for several days with no success.

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The "Remember download history" checkbox in the Privacy preferences pane is unchecked. If you want the download history saved, re-check it.

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Check the option browser.download.manager.retention to ensure that it exists and is not 0. See http://developer.mozilla.org/en/Download_Manager_preferences for details.

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In tools options privacy there is a tick box for remembering download history that should sort you out.

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