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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How do I locate the offline file data in firefox

I used to locate the file data by going to cache directory, which I would locate by typing about:cache in the Firefox address bar. I can still navigate to this page but the file structure inside his ...
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is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

I'm trying to find a tutorial I found months ago but it looks like it's disappeared off the face of the planet. I thought I would have better luck looking through my Google Chrome browsing history but ...
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What did computers use for output before monitors?

How did the early industrial computers, such as UNIVAC, ENIAC, MARK I, etc display output before monitors existed? Did the first personal computers, like the Altair 8800 or the Simon use monitors, or ...
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Export history from chome browser

I'd like to be able to export the history from chrome so I can keep track of things like, for example, how many wikipedia articles I've looked at in the last week - all I'm really looking for is a url ...
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Delete Google Chrome's tab history

After browsing the web for a while, I want to delete my history. So I press CTRL and H keys, and click the Edit items on the blue bar at the top of the page. Then I select the checkboxes for the ...
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Find all Skype conversations in containing a username and a given text?

I cannot find Skype conversation history search feature via Skype itself. This is inconvinient for me when I since I often chat with one customer in serval groups and cannot remember important ...
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Where does the term “motherboard” come from?

How did the "motherboard" get its name? I know that the name fits because it's the main circuit board in the computer, but how did that name come to be?
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Why do “ls” in UNIX and “dir” in DOS have different names?

Why do they have different names for the same command, listing a directory? Surely, they could have talked to each other and agreed on one common name, such as for example cd which is the same for ...
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Is there a way (e.g. an extension) to avoid Google Chrome from saving a specific site to the History?

I use to visit erotic websites, and I would like those websites to not be logged to the browser's history (so I don't have to always removing them manually), is there a way? I believe I can just turn ...
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How do I make Firefox 7 remember my history shorter/longer?

I want to setup Firefox 7 to store my history for longer or shorter (setting period of time, just like in Options), but I can't seem to find an option to do that in dialog; all I can see is "Remember ...
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History Timeline of free disk space on a windows system

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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How to go back multiple times in Firefox/Chrome without actually loading the previous site?

Let's say I visited pages A,B,C and D. Is there any way to go back from D to say A without actually loading B and C and not using history menu? This is a problem in cases when one site automatically ...
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What happens if I visit a site that supports HSTS and I clear the cookies, cache, etc from my browser?

Would this mean that I could potentially be susceptible to a man in the middle attack? Would the browser need to cache this information again?
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Firefox middle click to open history menu item in new tab

I recently upgraded to Firefox 7. Occasionally I use middle-click a the History menu item to open it in a new tab, but it opened in the current tab instead. Unfortunately I don't remember which ...
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Is there a way to exclude specific sites from remembering form history?

I'd like to keep form history turned on but exclude certain sites and haven't found a way.
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Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history?

I accidentally visited gist.gihub.com (note the missing t), and now that URL auto completes each time I start typing gist.…. How can I remove this URL? I've tried removing it from my history, but ...
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Can I use Vim editing mode on the command line without losing recursive history search?

I'm uzing zsh and, because I'm an avid Vim user, I just switched to using Vim-style editing on the command line. (That means if I type ls foo/bar and decide I want to cd instead, I can hit Esc ^ to ...
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Re-run command with prepended text from bash history

How do I repeat the last bash command with some text pre-pended to the front of it. So if the previous command was: $ ls /somedir I want to run the following command utilizing the bash history to ...
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Firefox URL Suggestion filtering

As the web browsing addict that I am I visit quite a few different websites during a day. This leaves my Firefox history filled with websites and their associated pages. Example of history: ...
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Firefox browsing history: strange setting behaviour

I noticed that the location bar in Firefox (3.6) became less responsive the last weeks. I figured it was due to a too large history list, so I decided to make it shorter. In the privacy options of ...
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Execute a terminal command without saving it to .bash_history on OS X?

This site says that on Linux you can add a space before a terminal command to keep it out of .bash_history. This does not seem to work for Mac OS X. Does anyone know of a way to execute a single ...
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Who invented control-alt-delete? [closed]

This goes back to the early PC days when somebody coded into the first IBM PC BIOS that when you press control, alt and delete at the same time the machine would reboot. This keyboard combination has ...
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Is there a way to export chat history in Skype 5.2.x for OS X?

I'm currently running 5.2.x on OS X 10.6.8 and I need to some deep searching of the past history in a conversation with a colleague. Skype tells me the term I'm looking for is in the long-running chat ...
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How did the Cyrix 586 chip work in an Intel 486 computer?

When I was a kid we had a 486 DX, 33mhz machine. Pretty sweet eh? Well as it got older we tricked it out, added 8 megs of ram so we could place Space Quest 6 and an 2x External CD-Rom drive etc... I ...
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How To Import History From Internet Explorer 7 To Internet Explorer 8?

I want to move/import history from Internet Explorer 7 in Windows XP to Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7. How to do that?
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Jabber group chat history - receive all offline messages

I want to receive all Jabber messages that were written while I was offline, like in Skype. It's not exactly ALL messages to be honest, it's somewhat like month but it is enough. For now I receive ...
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Remembering history in Google Chrome

How can I set the length of storage for history items in Google Chrome? After having re-installed Windows 7 and all applications on my computer, I am not able to set the length of time I want it to ...
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How to turn off Chromium Xmarks history sync?

In Chromium I get "Changes to sync" notification with Xmarks as soon as I open a new website. I believe it wants to sync my history, and I would like to turn that off since I want only my bookmarks ...
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Unix history not working

I'm using ksh on unix and connect through putty. My .sh_history stores all history commands but when I press up arrow nothing comes, please help me.
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How can I view more of my history in Screen on Linux?

I was running scripts overnight from the command line (inside Screen on a Linux EC2 instance) and some errors that I was not tracking occurred. I want to "scroll up" or view more of the history in ...
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How to prevent Bash from altering history?

If I press the Up or Down arrows on my keyboard and then modify something from my history, it's changed forever. Even if I press Ctrl-C and then try to bring it up again, it's still changed -- I've ...
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Is there a directory history for bash?

Is there something like bash's reverse-search-history (Ctrl-r), but for only directories? I have some deep folder hierarchies that I want to jump to, so I'd like to use something like ...
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Limiting Firefox 4 history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Set Firefox 4 to only store History for 1 Day? I know that it is no longer possible to limit FF4's browser history by date. The recommended solution is to change ...
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Google Chrome address bar is slow, can't delete URLs with clock icon from history

I can't delete history items or visited webpages from Google Chrome that have the clock icon. I recently visited some websites with very long URLs with about 600,000 characters each. Ever since, ...
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Firefox doesn't always start up and “forgets” history

I have a few issues with Firefox. Most of the time when I start Firefox, it doesn't do anything, the process does not show up either. Only when I open it for a second or third time, it actually ...
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What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on a IBM PC 3180 keyboard?

What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on an IBM PC 3180 keyboard? To be more specific, I'm talking about the text seen here...
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Purpose of a “mystery key” on an IBM PC 3270 keyboard

A colleague has just come into possession of a large number of IBM PC 3270 keyboards (don't ask!). These keyboards have a number of very interesting looking keys, but the one that most intrigued us ...
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How can I track time on a website from multiple IPs

I was wondering if there is a way to track time on a certain web site from my local computers / devices here. I wanna track from iPods, iPhones, laptops, desktops, etc to lets say facebook.com or ...
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How to find out revision history from hidden Word files

I have a project – have been using MS Word 2003 – should have been keeping a time sheet, but didn't think I'd be spending MUCH time on this. Now, I would like to find these so called ...
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What is the origin of K = 1024? [closed]

Why does the discrepancy in the number of bytes in a kilobyte exist? In some places I've seen the number 1024 (210) while in others it's 1000 (and the difference gets increasingly large with M, G, T, ...
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Does VLC media player store the files or its history in a hidden location?

Does VLC media player store the played files hidden somewhere? I share my computer with a fellow student and do not want him to see what I have been watching. Is the history or files of what's ...
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Windows Standard Mode: When did it first appear?

I have read conflicting tales of when Windows first ran in protected mode and ran one DOS application in real mode (this mixture is the so-called standard mode, I think). Some sources claim it was ...
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Safari open a web page from cache offline

I want to open a web page which i could see in safari's history offline. At-least i want to get the html contents out of it. It would be of great help if anyone could help me do it.
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Where is Internet Explorer history stored on Windows CE or Windows Mobile [closed]

Where is Internet Explorer history stored on a Windows CE or Windows Mobile device? I am looking for the file or registry location, not just how to see it from IE.
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I need to monitor an adult relative's internet useage without his/her knowledge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to track websites that have been visited? I need to monitor an adult relative's internet usage without his or her knowledge. The laptop I need to watch is a Mac, ...
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How can I see a timestamp for when a command was executed using history?

I'd like to check at what time/date a command in bash history was executed. Is this possible?
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How to search page content in firefox history (like is possible in Google Chrome)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to search the text of my browsing history in Firefox? In Google Chrome it is possible to search the content of the pages in your search history (I suppose ...
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Linux history command

I am working on Ubuntu 9.10. I would like to ask if is there a way to print all the commands typed in Linux? I took a break of a few months on Linux and now I would like to have a list with everything ...
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reverse history search with regular expressions

I'm looking for a tool to allow reverse incremental searching with simple regular expression (or just multiple matches) support. For example, if I want to find the command 'foo bar baz', I could do ...
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Intel Core 2 CPU [closed]

Was the Intel Core 2 the first Intel CPU to have multiple CPU cores?