History often refers to the list of webpages viewed in a browser or commands used in a particular program. History is often used for undo/redo or back/forward functionality in programs of all kinds.

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Getting rid of youtube.com's recommended videos/channels [migrated]

Everytime I navigate to youtube.com it recommends me videos and channels that I might be interested in or want to see. I just don't want that annoying stuff to appear and distract me from my actual ...
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What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
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Google Chrome does not delete my browsing history

I have EXACTLY the same problem as Derfder had. I tried all proposals and advices mentioned below but nothing works. After deleting ALL browsing history, the urls are still in the autosuggestion. ...
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How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history?

How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history? I accidentally visited chrome.google.com, and now whenever I want to access various chrome:// pages, the first results are always for ...
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Show history from all devices in Chrome

I have Chrome set up to sync history between my devices (work PC, home PC, laptop, Android phone). Pulling up the history on any of these shows only the history for that specific device, but it also ...
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Does HTTPS also prevent middle man from tracking my browsing history apart from which domains I visited?

I read this article which says github is being blocked in Russia because a single controversial page hosted on it can't be blocked because of HTTPS. So I'm trying to determine if that implies that ...
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hitting the chrome search history button

What is the URL corresponding to hitting the "Search History" button in chrome://history ? Is it a GET request or POST request? What data do I send? For example, I wanted to look up a userful ...
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Recovering deleted Chrome history from SQLite file

I have accidentally deleted history from Chrome. Google Chrome stores history and downloads in SQLite file named "History". I was able to find out that DELETE command does not physically remove data ...
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Why doesn't Google Chrome suggest saved usernames in a drop-down menu?

In firefox, when you save multiple usernames for a login site, for example gmail, firefox suggests you these saved usernames in a drop-down list when you click in the username entry box. But Google ...
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How can I get ZSH shared history to work?

I have setopt share_history and set opt inc_append_history set in my ~/.zshrc. This is almost working. In session 1, I execute a command, it's written to history. In session 2, the command is not ...
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Delete history from a specific computer

I use chrome at both work, home computers, phones etc... and didn't realize the history was being stored locally on the work computer. I've turned off the sync settings so it will no longer be ...
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Lync conversations being save to another user's Conversation History

Issue: All of my Lync Conversations are being saved to the Conversation History folder in another user's Outlook profile. Workaround: In the Lync window under Tools --> Options --> Personal, if ...
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Missing commands in gnuplot history

I came upon a very annoying bug in gnuplot. I often plot data files by e.g. p "my_datafile.dat" I use this command quite frequently. So I will have a lot of entries with this very command in my ...
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firefox delete history of domain, not passwords

I use Firefox for my work a lot (I build websites), and it tends to crash regularly. I've noticed that if I open history (CTRL+H) and do [rightclick]-> [forget website] for sites which occur often ...
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Why do i get a file named history in each folder in bash?

For some reason I get a bash history file in each and every folder where I issue any command. The file is called history rather than the normal .bash_history. My .bash_profile has the following that ...
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Reset Midori History Database

After reinstalling my system but maintaining my home partition, whenever I launch Midori, I get a pop-up saying The history couldn't be loaded: attached databases must use the same text encoding as ...
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Why does bash sometimes forget the command typed previously?

Came across a strange case on a Ubuntu Lucid system: bash command line is working fine most of the time, but for some reason sometimes Up doesn't work to recall previous command. It remembers the ...
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I need to find the dates on which I first accessed webpages

What is the easiest way to find the first time I visited a given website in: Firefox 32.0.3 Google Chrome 37.0.2062.124 and IE 11.0.12 I need to know the very first time that I visited each website, ...
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Office Communicator load previous conversation

How can I make Office Communicator 2007 R2 load some portion or number of previous conversations with the current person in the conversation into the Office Communicator window? For example, if I ...
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How to run a zle widget from an alias

I am using the sudo plugin for oh-my-zsh, which usually is bound to (Esc) (Esc). However, I'd prefer an alias for sudo !!. The plugin actually defines a zle widget, but how can I call this widget ...
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Increasing the number of history items in firefox's history panel

Firefox displays the 15 most recently visited sites in its history panel (cf. figure). I'd like to see more, so I can easily scroll through that list rather than having to click "Show All History". I ...
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Make Chrome prioritize history results over search suggestions in omnibox

On multiple occassions yesterday, I visited a website that had a word startlocal in it's title. Today, when I entered startlocal in the omnibox, I expected that website as a suggestion. Instead, I got ...
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Can we get a “Forget About this site” like feature in Chrome as in Firefox?

FF has a "Forget About this site" in History, which only clears cache, cookies etc.. for the selected domain. Where is the equivalent feature/setting in Chrome or is there any extension for it?
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Can the router owner access a user's internet history?

I share the internet bill with my downstairs neighbor, but the router is in his house and legally belongs to him. Can he access my internet history? If so, how can I block him or protect me from him ...
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Where I can find Chrome local history? [duplicate]

I'm using Chrome as the default browser on all my devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.), and on all of them I'm logged in with my Google account. It happens that I did't use my laptop so ...
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Complete yum history

When I run yum history I get a list of the last 20 yum operations. If I didn't clean my history, is there a way to get a full list? Does yum only keep track of the last 20 operations? Is there a ...
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Strange Browsing History - infected or clicked on a bad link?

Today, I was somehow redirected to a porn site and upon closer inspection of my browsing history, I see four URLs which I did not intentionally visit but may have been a redirect from one to the other ...
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Bash prompt command being overwritten when invoking history/deleting command

My Bash prompt clears itself when deleting the text after it or going too far in the history. When logging in, the prompt looks normal. There are white brackets around a colored username and then a ...
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Google Chrome save visited links

I want to save my browsing history, but it looks like Google Chrome isn't really concerned about browsing history. As far as i know it deletes history older than a month, and when i look in ...
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Getting someone else's browsing history

If I was interested in knowing what someone else was browsing, could I boot up to a Linux LiveUSB and copy the file off of their computer where Internet Explorer saves history, brink it back to my ...
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delete history matching ip address?

In chrome history, I search for the ip address I want to remove (e.g. 192.168.2) and it lists all the history matching that address. I then click the first item, shift-click the last item to select ...
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Chrome extension for erasing recent history with one click

Is there a Google Chrome extension for erasing recent history with one click from the toolbar? I'm currently using History Eraser, but it's currently a 3-4 click process to clear my history for the ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How to get a comprehensive listing of all URLs accessed during a web browsing session?

By "comprehensive" I mean all URLs: not only those listed by the typical browser's history function, which I'll refer to as the "primary" URLs, but also all those other URLs accessed by the browser in ...
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Chrome extension that permanently displays the history of a tab?

I am looking for an extension that would display for each tab, its history like this: [history(-3)] [history(-2)] [[history(-1)] The motivation is that sometimes when I come back to the browser ...
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Displaying timestamp in Google Chrome browsing history

Google Chrome allows to view the browsing history. Is there any way to display a more complete timestamp i.e. having the hour, minute and second instead of having just the date?
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Firefox 29 - how do I delete history entries visited fewer than x times

Context: I've been using my Firefox profile for a couple of years now. My history file has become huge, naturally. I got Firefox Sync set up between my main desktop PC and my laptop. HW configs: ...
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bash autocompletion + command history using sudosh on AIX

We configured sudosh on AIX as login shell with /usr/bin/bash as their default shell. All is working fine except bash autocompletion and command history are not working anymore. TAB is TAB, arrows ...
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Where is Internet Explorer 10 history stored?

I'm using Windows7 64 and Internet Explorer 10. I find a strange thing about my IE history: I can search history for certain pages and they show, but they are not in any of those "View by Date", ...
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Why does ` (backtick) not appear until after I press another key?

On Stackexchange sites I quite often have to use the backtic which can be got at usually as the key beside 1 (left side ) however when I press it the first time the ` doesn't appear until I press it ...
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Lotus SameTime Chat History

How do I get to yesterday's SameTime chat? A guy sent me a URL yesterday via Lotus SameTime. I saved the chat. Today, I opened Lotus SameTime. I clicked on File → Open Chat History and this is all I ...
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Adding URLs to firefox visited history links

Is there any way to add links to firefox history like bookmarks? I want Firefox remember those as visited links without opening them
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Firefox maintains history as a set, not as a list?

This may sound strange, but when I revisit sites from my browsing history they get deleted from their original position and added again at the end. This seems kind of bizarre and I would like to ...
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How to manually modify a group of firefox history links, preferably by some text editor

This question refers to FireFox v25 in my case. A Wiki Workspace used by me, changed its name from https://wikis.mycompany.com/teamcollab/wiki/MyProduct+Alpha+QA:Test+Automation to ...
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How do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I was looking for a specific page and found it in my history search, but I can't see the entry in the context of how I found the page in the first place. I tried to search by date (the only metadata I ...
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Is it possible to retrieve history after deleted from Google Chrome?

Is there any way to get back or retrieve history in Google Chrome after the history is cleared ?
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How to read current history of a still logged in user?

I currently have a root SSH session on a Debian Wheezy server, and I see that another user is currently logged in (with an unprivileged account). As the user is still logged in, the command history is ...
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Setting up an IRC server with persistent chat history and timestamps on Raspbian?

I have bought a Raspberry Pi which I intend to use as a 24/7 IRC server, probably using IRCD-Hybrid. Ideally, this server would have a persistent chat history (where new people joining the channel(s?) ...
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How can I access the history list in FoxIt Reader?

In Preferences → History, Foxit Reader has the settings Maximum number of documents in history list and Maximum number of documents in Recent Documents list. The former can be set as high as 200, and ...
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LibreOffice 4.2.1.1: do not display list of recent documents

Today I installed LibreOffice 4.2.1.1. When opening LO, it displays a list of recent documents with screenshots, similar to Firefox and Chrome. I don't want this. How can I disable this setting?