Back when I used Internet Explorer, Microsoft kindly logged the browsing history for me (until index.dat filled up, that is).
Anyway, since my days of using IE by default, I have missed the convenience of typing the following:
- Win+R to get a Run prompt.
- For example, "
sta" to narrow the results listed.
- ↓ to select my target (e.g. "http://stackoverflow.com/").
- Return ↵ to run IE and load the page, while I continue work.
I know that reads like a minibeast, but I have not found a quicker way to access various sites by typing.
I would appreciate any advice on how to configure an alternative browser, ideally Chrome, to log its history for Windows in the same way. Alternatively, a similar key sequence that will quickly launch any previously visited site without waiting for a browser to spin-up before typing the address.
N.B. When changing the default app after having accumulated a history using IE, the technique will then open the new browser, but new sites will not be saved in the Run history. Besides, that also fails to help for a clean install using a different browser from the outset.
(P.S. I am aware of this related question, however, it is three years old, and the only response is about Firefox: How can I add my Firefox and Chrome history to Windows Search)