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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Google Chrome does not sync history properly

I am trying to switch all of my history from Chrome to a new laptop. The issue is that even though I have synced my history on both devices, I can only access the history available on that specific ...
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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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How do I see what my most used linux command are?

I would like to know which command I use the most on the command line. I would like to know so I can improve my use of the command line. If I know which command I use the most, I can then read more ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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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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Selectively deleting a site from history fully on Opera/Chrome?

When I attempt to selectively delete a site from the Opera site history, although it disappears from the history list it still appears with the suggestions feature in the address bar (obtained from ...
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Can Chrome browser history be exported to an HTML file?

In Google Chrome, is there a built-in method to make an HTML file I can save to my local machine, like the file for bookmarks? If not, is there an extension that does the same?
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Recovering Google Hangouts call history

When a user changes their Google account password, they are automatically logged out of Google Hangouts on any and all Android devices. This has the unexpected consequence of deleting all their call ...
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Retrieving Chrome History and History Archives for Mac

I've read some articles here that suggest that we are able to retrieve Chrome's history as SQLite databases: Export history from chome browser How can I view "archived" Google Chrome history ...
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What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?

The UNIX prompt uses a $ symbol to indicate that your input is expected. I was wondering why this symbol was chosen—if there is a reason. Dollar just seems a little unexpected. A > symbol would ...
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15 MB SQLite database file from Chrome history shown blank

I accidentally removed the profile from my Chrome on Windows and everything disappeared. Except I was able to recover 15 MB history file from my hard drive it said the file was not corrupted. But ...
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Searchable full-text log of web history using local proxy

I'm looking for instructions (most likely in the form of links to relevant pages) for how to set up the following: A local http proxy which logs everything and keeps the documents forever and a way ...
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Chrome history not properly synchronized

I've had to switch a lot between different computer recently and realized that Google Chrome's history synchronization feature doesn't work properly for me. What I've tested so far: I had the ...
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View Google Chrome history on current device only

In Google Chrome 42, it is combining a user's history from home to work and school. A teacher saw the history and saw very questionable pornographic materials (we have a zero-tolerance policy for ...
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grab history command and args for different commands

I have the following exercise: 47 vim wilson.0321 wilson.0329 I need to grab the last command and args to create: vim wilson.0329 right now I can grab the last arg or entire command: ...
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Retrieve message history from Viber PC version

I was using Viber in both PC (window 7) and Mobile phone. application on my phone and pc has been reinstalled. i cannot retrieve the message history on the viber application for pc. Good thing i have ...
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How to access the Firefox history remotely

I want to monitor the Firefox history of a PC from another remotely. Is there any add on or something else which exports and uploads / syncs Firefox history to an FTP server so that I can access it ...
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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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How to prevent frequently visited websites' history get deleted as I cleared the browsing history?

I just cleared 15,000 browsing history from Google Chrome, that much histories slow down the browser a lot. After I cleared it, it runs faster, but the search bar doesn't do the shortcut trick anymore ...
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Windows Vista Ultimate Auditing

I am in a position where I might have to prove that I made a certain amount of MB downloads from the Internet including webpages browsed to a court of law. Is there a way of finding this out from ...
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How do I find out when and by whom a particular user was deleted in linux?

I've recently ran into a very odd occurrence on one system I'm using. For no apparent reason, my user account was deleted, although the home directory is still there. I have root access, so I can ...
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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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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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Per-directory bash/zsh history log files

I find I do a lot of work on a project in a set directory. Sometimes — a few months down the track — I need to redo something on that project but I can't remember what I did. I use ...
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Track all browsing data [closed]

I want to track all browsing data regardless of which of several web-browser applications (Chrome, Firefox, Opera) is used. Example URL_Name No_of_Vists DurationTime Timestamp Youtube ...
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Bash History Not Preserved Between Terminal Sessions on Mac

My bash history mysteriously stopped working, and I have no idea how to fix it. This is what my .bashrc looks like: HISTSIZE=500 HISTFILESIZE=500 HISTFILE=$HOME/.bash_history However, when i ...
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Is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

I'm trying to find a page I looked at 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, ...
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Does Google Chrome sync history between computers?

I just installed Google Chrome on my Mac at work, and used it for browsing the entire day. Among other things I went looking for an adblocker, which I found. When I got back home and did the same ...
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Is it possible to trace someone using Google during an online exam?

I happen to be a professor at a reputed college. I want to design an online exam for over 1000 students via around 50 computers right after the vacation ends. Now the problem is that I have heard that ...
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Deleting cookies and history without user intervention

I am looking for a clickless solution for deleting cookies in Chrome or Firefox. Basically deleting cookies and history without my intervention. For example, every time a selected website gets visited ...
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How can I get a history of running processes [duplicate]

I need to get a history of which processes have run on my Windows machine, and when they were run. However, I cannot use any third-party software, as I cannot guarantee that it will always be ...
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how to record all who that login to my linux machines and records them

I installed the package audit on my linux red-hat 6.x machine in order to view the recored of each user that log to my linux machine yum install audit kit installation from: ...
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Understand structure of Chrome User Profile data to Transfer to new PC/ OS & avoid Settings corruption Error?

Older answers are not working so I'm including things that may work in pieces. Chrome Version: 44.0.2403.155 m - 44.0.2403.157 m I used to be able to copy entire Chrome User Profile\Default from OS ...
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Does Mozilla Firefox automatically delete old history entries?

I've recently done a little experiment and took a look at the first few websites which I have ever visited with my current Firefox profile and wrote them down. I was also a little bit confused, ...
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Getting Chrome's cached files from a different machine, same google account?

This questions probably reveals how little I understand about how cache works, but here goes. My computer's hard drive failed a few hours ago, taking a school assignment that is due today with it. I ...
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Add a parent directory to a git repositoy

I have created a git repository for the C implementation of a program. I am about to add a Matlab implementation and I would like to have a single repository with two subdirectories: one for the C ...
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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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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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CPU support for virtualization

When did the AMD and Intel CPUs start to have features to support virtualization to allow multiple OSes to run at the same time on the same machine?
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How do you remove HTTP links from the Run Task History in Windows 10?

Here's a screenshot of the Run Task showing HTTP links. And there are many instances of the Run Task showing up entries I haven't typed before, like ms-settings:network-vpn and so on. I wondered if ...
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How to avoid missing chrome history due to duplicate urls?

Chrome does not show complete browsing history, it only shows unique urls. How do I view complete usage history? This is what I did: I entered google.com at 3 PM, then waited 5 minutes, opened ...
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Log of VPN connections

I would like to know if there is a log of previous VPN connections on my Mac. I am running OS 10.10.5. If my Mac does store this somewhere, how would I go abut finding it? I have gone through a lot ...
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Lost all history, bookmarks and extensions after Google Chrome was automatically updated

Google Chrome (browser) was automatically updated to version 39.0.2171.99 when I was not at my desk and now I have lost all my history and bookmarks and extensions. Is this revertible? I truly dislike ...
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Is Google Chrome history cross-profile?

Just created a new Profile (not Persona) with --user-data-dir= and in the history I can see browsing events from other profiles. The funny thing is that, if I hit Clear Browsing Data button, it says ...
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Is there any way to check the “history” of burned CDs on Win 7?

I was wondering if there is any way to check what files where burned to what CD/DVD from a Windows 7 computer? In other words, is there a log function which records what files where burned to disk? ...
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Prevent Google Chrome from deleting history [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to make it so history in Google Chrome can be saved to view but cannot be deleted. I figured out denying write but allowing read permissions to the history file will ...
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Remove windows 7 search entry

I have accidentally misspelled a search query when searching the local HDDs, and now when I search for something else the misspelled suggestion always comes up. How can I get rid of it or completely ...
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Google Chrome history

There's a bug, I think, in the way Chrome manages its history. When I clear the history with CCleaner, I can open Chrome and see that History is blank. However, as soon as I start browsing the web a ...
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Expanding the “other devices” history in Google Chrome

When I open the History in Chrome on my work computer after having spent the morning on my home computer, I'd expect to see a long list of recent tabs from the home machine as well. Instead, I see ...