Questions tagged [history]

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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Recover lost form data in Chrome (macOS / SIP enabled)

I had lost form data on a website (Chrome/macOS), and was unable to follow the recommended resolution for Linux/Mac due to SIP being enabled (relevant comment). However, the associated page/tab was ...
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Chrome History - Is there a way to see the HTML of the pages visited?

Is there a way to see the HTML of the pages visited in Chrome history (not just the URL)?
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ConEmu breaking history-search bindings

I am using MinGW64/MSYS2 from PortableApps under Win10. I have enabled keybindings history-search-backward and history-search-forward in ~/.inputrc. This used to work ok, now it does not under some ...
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Firefox: URL in URL dropdown, but not in history: can not be deleted

There's a URL in the dropdown menu that I can not find in the history. Usually I can delete a URL from history and it also disappears from the dropdown menu. How can I get rid of this URL?
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Why do screen resolutions double?

I've always wondered, why do screen resolutions, and plenty of other things, go up in doubles? First we had HD, then 4K, then 8K and now they're even talking about 16K. Same with computing power. ...
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Chrome - search the entire history

I need to search Google Chrome history for the entire time I used the browser (or at least for a year back). However, it appears that the standard history search goes only 3 months back. I found this ...
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Restore history access at Chromium

I'm using Chromium Version 93.0.4577.82 (Developer Build) built on Debian with several profiles. Within one profile I can't access the browsing history anymore. When I visit chrome://history or press ...
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Can I access a previously visited page on Chrome (windows 10), which is removed from the original website?

Browsing with Google Chrome on Windows 10, I have visited a webpage, which is later removed from the main location. In the History of Google Chrome I see only a link which leads to a blank page. Can I ...
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How to disable automatic deletion of browsing history in Firefox?

Yesterday evening I turned my computer and after starting Firefox it turned out that I do not have visited websites on the list. Previously, these pages were on the list, which made browsing easier. ...
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Firefox Sync's history limit

I just performed a clean install of my Linux distribution's upgraded version. I signed in to Firefox account and started sync. While browsing my library, I found history items from my old Firefox ...
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How to get the "hosts" of the Google Chrome history entries

I know I can export the history and import it to Firefox. In what method can I get every visited host of every URL of the chrome history. Host means roughly the domain of any URL. What is host? To ...
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Delete search history but not form history on Firefox

Firefox 93.0 history delete settings has "Form and Search History" as an option. Can I delete search history but retain form history?
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Windows File History backup size much smaller than Windows's own disk size?

I just set up "File History" on my Windows (Windows 11) laptop computer using Control Panel > File History. I did not put anything in the 'Exclude folders', so it should keep a history of ...
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Clear zsh history

I have deleted the ~/.zsh_history file. However, history still returns the most recent files run, as does ctrl+r. A suggestion for bad said to run history -c, however, this only prints history: bad ...
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Using Ctrl-r for history searches

My question relates to various others (e.g. this from 9 years ago How to reverse-i-search back and forth?). I have not seen a full answer to this so please do not flag this question as already ...
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Google chrome limit history suggestions from current browser only

I am logged in with my Gmail account in multiple browsers. In my work browser, I want autofill suggestions to be limited to the history of this work browser. Tried several things, but it seems that ...
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can employers see search history from just chrome login

I've been working remotely, and happened to be looking at some wholesome videos after hours on my personal computer on my own personal home network when I realized that particular Chrome window with ...
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Is there a way to save and restore web browser tabs INCLUDING THEIR HISTORY (and other possible tab data) to a text file?

Upgrading from Linux Mint 18 came with loosing all my navigator tabs. Luckily I had a backup of my old distribution. However, I'm now stuck with it and more and more things stop working. I know there ...
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How to recover a window of firefox?

By mistake, I have closed a window of firefox with more than 100 tabs opened; I stopped the firefox proccess and restart the program, but it only recovers the others windows, not the one I close (...
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Firefox, open link in new tab with history

In Firefox, I heavily use »Open Link in New Tab« (or rather Middle-Click or Ctrl+Left-Click). The tabs opened that way start out with an empty history, but I'd like them to retain the history of the ...
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Chrome sync: is mobile history merged into my desktop's?

I am trying to save mobile chrome's browsing history but I heard unless I root my android phone, I can't. So I decided to use Chrome's sync option. But the concern is that I don't want to lose my ...
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How can I restore a Google Chrome URL-bar suggestion I accidentally removed?

Sometimes after typing a web address in Chrome and pressing tab a few times, I end up on the "Remove Suggestion" button and accidentally remove the suggestion I was trying to select. How can ...
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How can I see the history of the NordVPN servers I've connected with?

I'd like to see the history of the NordVPN servers (IPs, not just the area) I've connected with in the NordVPN desktop program. I use the latest version of the NordVPN desktop program (6.38.15.0) with ...
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With zsh history is there a way to adjust or format fc -li to display in my timezone?

I am using zsh on a Mac (Big Sur). When I use fc -li (or anything in -t with a strftime format) I get the times listed in UTC. Is there a way to adjust or format the timezone to my timezone so fc -l ...
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Chrome browser omnibox not autocompleting entries from browsing history in one of my computers

I've set up my Chrome browser settings to not autocomplete searches and URLs as follows: In my primary PC (Windows 10), what this means is that: the omnibox doesn't offer predictive autocomplete ...
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Why does `history -s` wipe my command history?

I am working on a project where the STG and LIVE environments have multiple instances, including a central 'gfs' server where you can do database admin You access all of the instances via a 'bastion' ...
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Is there any way to restore Chrome history using My Activity?

Is there any method to restore Google Chrome history through the My Activity feature? After clearing out my history and realizing I'd accidentally removed some important sites, I'd like to know if one ...
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Recovering files from old computer's File History folder

Last week my old disk died. Luckily I still have the File History folder I created before it died (not the whole external drive) that contains a lot of important photos and files. All the files are ...
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Edge Chromium: how to view history and sort by date

I want to see the earliest visited websites first to try to get back the browsing session that I lost as I explained in another thread (Recover Chromium Edge session that couldn't reopen), but the ...
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How to remove specific tabs from Chrome without running the program

I had a Chrome session with dozens of tabs on two Chrome (not incognito) windows running. After a recent system or security update to my computer, that required a restart, Chrome crashes upon running. ...
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How to remove GNU screen directory movements from bash history

Whenever I launch GNU screen, and do some directory movements within it, I get tons of these kinds of lines appended to my bash history: 16469 2021-06-03 10:29:17 - cd "`printf '%b' '\0057home\...
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How to export the full skype chat history of skype 8 on windows 10?

I would like to export and view my complete skype chat history without using skype somehow. I tried skype's online chat history exporter (https://secure.skype.com/en/data-export) in combination with ...
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Is there a way to export Slack conversation history?

A colleague has announced they are leaving the company in 2 weeks. A few weeks ago, another colleague left the company, and his Slack account immediately disappeared, and I could no longer see any of ...
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How to prevent manual deletion of individual items from Chrome Browsing History?

I am monitoring my ward's usage of Internet on my device. I would like it to be all transparent that is saved in history and such that it can't be deleted by my ward. Avoiding access entirely to the ...
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Is there anyway to clear my Flash Projector history?

Ever since Flash died, I have been using the flash projector provided by the Adobe people. The flash projector is very excellent, except for the fact that it makes it obvious what you have been using ...
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Does WMP store the files or its history in a hidden location?

Does WMP have a hidden storage for recently/history file that I can access? I'm asking because my mother and I watched footage from a SD Card on WMP of someone stealing from our home and damaging some ...
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Is there a way to view the history of all remote access to/and from a PC?

My PC runs using Window 10, is a Dell Vostro SSD and lately I found out that someone remotely accessed my PC. I have now closed this access route down but I would like to know if there is a way of ...
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Hide history suggestions in Google Chrome temporarily

I had this awkward scenario that while on a screen share session, Google Chrome brought up a lot of suggestions from my history in the search bar when I typed in the address bar which I wasn't very ...
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Internet Explorer download history

SANS's Windows Forensic Analysis poster saysI can find the IE 8 download history along the path: *%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\IEDownloadHistory* But folder IEDownloadHistory simply ...
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Firefox doesn't import all history from Chrome

When importing history from Google Chrome 89.0.4389.90 to Firefox 86.0.1, the latter doesn't import all items. Only last month's history is there while I have been using Chrome for over a year. How to ...
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How to fix Chrome Portable settings

Once in a while my Chrome Portable v72 on a start pretend it forgot history, cookies, bookmarks, everything, and don't let to update itself. This is a known problem with 10+ years history with Chrome, ...
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can ISP know your search queries on instagram?

I've became a bit curious about what ISP can know about me. I'm already aware that ISP can read our search history and many other things but my question is that can ISP know the queries I search on ...
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Disable Alt + Left to navigate back in Firefox

In Firefox 85 the Alt+Left arrow shortcut causes it to navigate back in browsing history. It does this even when a text field is focused and typed in which is just too much of a bad design for me, to ...
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I want to delete Chrome history from Mac, older than a certain date...how to do it?

From Chrome Privacy settings I can delete history from the last weeks or months, or all history. However, I would like to delete history older than one year as it starts to take a lot of GB on my Mac (...
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Export google chrome history to file [duplicate]

Im trying to automate export chrome history to a file. Ive learned google keep changing the mechanism for keeping history, while they used SQLLite i see in the version of chrome im using (88.X...) i ...
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How can I access the browser history on another computer?

I was on a loaner Chromebook while my original one was being fixed. I need to know if I can access the browser history of the loaner now that I am back on my own Chromebook?
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How to view file explorer operations history?

File explorer maintains a record of a list of operations (copy, delete, move, new, rename) performed in the current explorer process, so that if you change your mind, you can undo the changes (Ctrl+Z) ...
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Is there a way to filter the command history in Windows using cmder?

In Linux I can doing something like history | grep abc and that will only bring up the commands that start with 'abc'. With Windows in cmder, I can bring up the history of commands with the history ...
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Bash history limited to 1000 even with HISTSIZE=9999999

On my old notebook (Debian sid) I had this in my ~/.bashrc and it used to work (e.g. history was more or less unlimited and it was being saved on each command): export PROMPT_COMMAND='printf "\...
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Is it safe to delete $OF folder in Windows 10 Home? It has taken up 100 GB

Is it safe to delete $OF folder?
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