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Does there exist any add-on for Firefox for selectively removing history (cache, cookies) for certain sites only?

This would be useful for web development to clear the browser state regarding the site under a test.

Web Developer add-on has Clear current domain cookies functionality, but the add-on has not been updated since Firefox 4.

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Do you mean this Web Developer addon? I've been using it pretty much daily and am on latest firefox version... Very much supported. – Aeo Feb 6 '12 at 15:05
Aeo: why not make that an answer? – FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Feb 6 '12 at 15:12
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner I probably should... Thanks for pointing that out :) – Aeo Feb 6 '12 at 15:17
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I've been using an addon, also called Web Developer, for my daily job. I don't know if it's what you are using, but it has the functionality you describe. Mayhaps it's an updated version?

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Not available for Firefox 11.0, as stated in the question – Mikko Ohtamaa Feb 6 '12 at 21:00
@MikkoOhtamaa I see no statement in the question about Firefox 11, and the current version of Firefox is 10 according to the "release" channel ( You may wish to specify this. – Aeo Feb 7 '12 at 13:19

Have you tried tools - start private browsing

In a Private Browsing session, Firefox won't keep any browser history, search history, download history, web form history, cookies, or temporary internet files. However, files you download and bookmarks you make will be kept.

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This works equally as well, if not moreso in my opinion. :) Even doesn't require yet another add-on. Bonus! :) – Aeo Feb 6 '12 at 15:24
Thanks. I am well aware of private browsing option, but that's not what I am lookign for. – Mikko Ohtamaa Feb 6 '12 at 21:00

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