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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 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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Force Chrome to keep history longer than 10 weeks

I am looking for a way to have Chrome keep my history for longer than 10 weeks. The main functionality I am looking for is the ability to see hyperlinks displayed in purple for websites that I've ...
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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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How can I search and sort history in IE, or really any browser

I find this so frustrating. I read many technical articles in a day, none really that significant. Then a day or two later I realize something in that article is now relevant. I use the search ...
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How does Google Chrome know my Firefox history if I never imported it?

I have Firefox and Google Chrome installed in the same machine (Linux). It happens when I type something in Chrome Omnibox it suggests pages I have already visited in Firefox. I have never connected ...
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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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linux remembers passwords of deleted accounts

When an account is deleted the line in /etc/security/opasswd for that account is not deleted. Intermittently, we are unable to re-create that account with error "password has been used". Why is the ...
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Why does setting CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict break zsh's (oh-my-zsh) history?

I have this in my .zshrc CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict When I source .zshrc or start the terminal. I get this error: zsh: locking failed for /home/r892107/.zsh_history: no such file or directory: ...
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Git - rebasing a file into past history of that file

Lets us say I have a file filename in a git repository in subirectory dir1 with a history something like this: v7 --- v8 --- v9 --- v10 The file is part of a larger repository with various ...
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Chrome doesn't autocomplete URL to sites in history

A month ago I was looking at this site: . I remember I was looking for one husqarna product. Now when I type husq in the URL, it doesn't autocomplete anything and just tries to search it. Is there a ...
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How to make a new tab in Chrome inherit history

Is there an extension for Chrome that makes it so when you open a new tab the new tab retains the browsing history from the original tab so you can press back and go back onto the page from the ...
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View Windows 8 File History deltas

Summary: the regular Windows File History viewer shows the user what files will be restored at a given date. Instead, I would like to see what's changed between any 2 restore dates. Preferably ...
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Windows 7 Recent Places behaviour

Apparently it only lists the folders or places when you open a file or perform an action inside it. If you visit a folder and move back or close the explorer without opening any file inside it, it ...
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Are there any third party Skype chat log viewers for the mac?

According to this question, Skype's chat history viewer is limited - it won't show chats for users no longer in your contact list, cannot allow for search, and generally is not as useful when you're, ...
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Firefox history is only going back a month?

My firefox history is only showing just over a months worth of history. I actually have history before that because if I type into the address bar it will bring up things I have searched for months ...
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Why are previous entries removed from my history if I visit them again later on?

I've noticed with Google Chrome history that if I click on a link to a site I'd previously visited from the history or if I input the same URL in my address bar and go to it, it bumps the entry to the ...
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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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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 ec▒⎺...
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Remove Internet Explorer Address Bar URL History from Run dialogue?

How do I prevent Internet Explorer's address bar's URL history from showing up in the Run dialogue? No tweak seems to prevent this. I'm running Windows 8.
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Clear Firefox history on exit except open pages

I would like to clear the entire Firefox history on exit, except for currently open windows, tab groups, tabs, pages so that they can be opened the next time Firefox starts, by the click of a single ...
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Firefox v15.0 about:newtab inaccessible via the back button

As of this morning I upgraded my Firefox to version 15.0. Or well, it did it for me. That's when my issue began. I've configured Firefox so that when I open up a new tab via Ctrl-T that it loads 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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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 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 opens....
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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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Windows NT history: Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 to Windows NT 3.1?

Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 1.2 or 1.3 on a HPFS volume to Windows NT 3.1? I know NT 3.1 supported booting from HPFS and had an OS/2 subsystem to run OS/2 1.x programs. NT was also ...
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how to see history of a normal user from root

If I am logged in as root, how will I be able to see history of other users. I tried using su -c but it's blank for history command for example if I run the following command from root root@server:#...
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Bash history being deleted between seasons no matter what

I have read several posts already and changed the .bashrc file a few times too. Nothing works, and I cannot find the root of the problem. Originally I wanted to check my history of commands even if I ...
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Sync browsing history and bookmarks with Firefox and Brave

I just recently switched from Firefox to Brave. I managed to import all my bookmarks to Brave but still couldn't find a way to import all the histories. Also, brave sync is still in beta. So, I am ...
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How to get a history of Google verification codes

Yesterday I got Google verification code -- the problem is I didn't take any action that would require this. So I would like to check the history of verification codes -- see what what reason they ...
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Wrap the history number - reset history number without losing history

I display the history number as part of my prompt, e.g., {!1123}(j:~)$ ls /some/long/and/hard/to/type/path so that I can do it later with !1123. My HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE are both 200, but this ...
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Windows 10 File Version History, real-time backup/copy-on-write

I understand that Windows 10 File Version History feature does incremental backups at fixed schedule (every 10mins to 24hrs). And that it checks the NTFS 'Change Journals' However, is it possible to ...
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Why “svn log -g” for including merged revisions in log output takes forever?

For viewing all commits in svn log including those commits which are part of the merged branches -g option must be used. But executing svn log -g on the SVN repository which I'm working with seems to ...
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How to understand which history belongs to which device

I have one gmail account. This account is used by my mobile Android, my home desktop PC and my laptop PC. Only home desktop has history sync. Others don't have. So when I open history on mobile and ...
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Prevent command already saved in Bash history from being added to history on macOS

I'd like to prevent commands that are already present in .bash_history on macOS from being added again if reentered in Terminal (usually by typing the first few characters and scanning back in history)...
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filtering browser history on selected tab

Using tabbed browsing you may end up with some tabs having been opened a while ago, your history though has moved forward, let's say days or even a month. Now you want to refer at what stage of the ...
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Recover chrome history scrubbed by adware

I've found different adware installed on my home comp a few times now, trying to track down if my wife or kids are installing it. Or worse. While trying to replay the history to figure out the cause, ...
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My history in Google Chrome only goes back about 3 weeks. I need to go back further. How?

My History in Google Chrome now only goes back about 18 days and I need to go back further. How do I do this?
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Bash history for remote hosts

I want to have the benefits of bash history command lookup, but working on multiple hosts I ssh to. However, I don't have a home directory on most of the remotes due to security policy, so there is no ...
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Firefox search history via wild cards

In Firefox I can type part of an URL and Firefox provides a list from browse history. Now I'd like to use wildcards. Is it possible and if yes how? Example: Let's say I search for theme firefox on ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Chrome browser history preventing url redirect

I changed my CNAME from domain.com to www.domain.com. I added a URL redirect that forwards domain.com to www.domain.com. I am facing an issue due to Chrome's browser history cache. If I visit domain....
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In Nautilus, how do we make sure that the current device used shows up?

I would like to always see the current device at the top of a window. It is in the history at the top, but Nautilus sometimes only show the last fragments in the path - the device is hidden. So, I ...
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PowerShell ISE open previous files

How can I configure PowerShell ISE so that it will open tabs for each file that was previously opened when I closed it? This is particularly helpful since I typically come back to work on the same ...
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SSH retain history of machines

I tend to ssh into alot of machines. What is the simplest way to recall them ? For example, is there a command such as ssh --history Which might print something like tuesday april 18 12:00 ...
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Bash history deduplication causing dangerous multi-shell behaviour

I am using the following code in my .bash_profile to filter and de-duplicate my bash history: shopt -s histappend HISTSIZE=100000 HISTFILESIZE=100000 HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:erasedups PROMPT_COMMAND="...
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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: https://access.redhat....
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Identify browsing location in Chrome history

I understand that Chrome syncs the browsing history between my home and office PCs. Is there a way to distinguish browsing location in the history? Can my office network detect what I am browsing at ...