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How do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I would recommend that rather than using a third party extension just browse your activity from https://myactivity.google.com. You can use the +Filter by date & product option below Search to ...
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How can I get a history of running processes

Sure. You can use Windows' built-in event logging (assuming you're not on some cheap edition that doesn't have it). Press Win+R and type gpedit.msc to open the group policy manager In the left pane, ...
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Why did PC users need partitions in the 1980s

While MS-DOS 2.0 added the MBR format, it actually didn't support using multiple partitions. Multiple partition support wasn't added until MS-DOS 3.3 in 1987. Instead, the partition table was for dual-...
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Change directory to previous directory in Powershell

Just tried cd - on Powershell Core 6.2.2 and it works :) cd - takes you back through your location history cd + takes you forward through your location history
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Prompt_command to reload from .bash_history

The history -a command only appends to the history file. This doesn't affect any shell session unless you also read from it. So, what you're looking for is: PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a; history -r" ...
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Windows PowerShell - How to view commands history date/time

On Windows 10, the PS extension PsReadline comes with PowerShell 5 by default. Get-Content on the following to view your full command history. C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\...
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How to browse bash history between certain line numbers

You can use something like history | grep -A 135 -w 321 It starts with line 321 and shows the next 135 lines, so it will show lines 321 to 456.
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Why did PC users need partitions in the 1980s

Just because you don't need dual boot doesn't mean you don't need partitions. One argument that existed then and still is relevant is that you may want to put the operating system and user data on ...
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How do I see a history of what I've POST-ed in Google Chrome?

The answer by @rad works on Windows but doesn't for Linux. It led me to the following solution for Linux: Don't close the tab Go to Chrome Process Explorer with shift + esc Find Process ID (PID) of ...
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How can I view more of my history in Screen on Linux?

I need to see the onscreen output "further up" than I can on my current screen. CTRL + a is supposed to put me into scroll mode inside Screen, but it's not working. In complement to the other answers,...
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Getting the list of command history using Clink

Workaround: type "%LOCALAPPDATA%\clink\.history" But by default clink writes history only on exit, to change it: clink set history_io 1 or modify history_io value in %LOCALAPPDATA%\clink\settings
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Why did PC users need partitions in the 1980s

The original FAT16 (partition type 0x04) didn't support partition sizes larger than 32 MB due to cluster size limits. The FAT16 partition type 0x06 does support larger partition sizes and was ...
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View full history for powershell, not just current session

I have this in my PS profile: function hist { $find = $args; Write-Host "Finding in full history using {`$_ -like `"*$find*`"}"; Get-Content (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath | ? {$_ -...
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Can I view browser history without it showing I viewed history?

Chrome stores its history in SQlite 3 database. You can simply read / modify this database file. Be sure to inform users that things done in that system will not be private and their stuff might be ...
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How can I get a history of running processes

How can I get a history of running processes By default there is no such history and it is not logged anywhere. However you can enable Process Tracking Events in the Windows Security Event Log. This ...
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View full history for powershell, not just current session

The solution commented by "charles ross" is what I was looking for: Get-Content (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath | more
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Does VLC media player store the files or its history in a hidden location?

On a Linux system, there is a file $HOME/.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf which contains the entry named [RecentsMRL], which contains the recent history.
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Is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

Chrome stores URLs in your history for 90 days. (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95589) To extend this, you can install the extension History Trends Unlimited (https://chrome.google.com/...
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Change directory to previous directory in Powershell

I've had differing luck with cd +/- even though it should work. pushd and popd have been around a long time and do the job nicely but I wasn't sure if they were officially supported in Powershell - I'...
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Clearing old browsing data in Chrome instead of newer data

Unfortunately, it seems that the Chrome developers only catered to adolescents needing to hide browsing history from their parents. Us older people need therefore to use third-party software, or use ...
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How to view browsing history in brave?

You can view the browsing history by putting about:history into the address bar. You can also shortcut to it by pressing Ctrl+H (used to be ⎈ CtrlY).
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Clear browsing history from specific site on chrome

This is still possible by listing the wanted elements, selecting the specific site in the search box, selecting all elements and deleting. Clear Browsing history for a site Type Ctrl+H to display the ...
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Where and how can I view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)?

As of April 2017 and the new Skype for Windows 10 (Skype UWP - Universal Windows Platform), the main.db file has moved to %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c\LocalState\<...
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How do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

Add Better History chrome extension and you can search the history through date without clicking 'older' link again and again
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Windows PowerShell - How to view commands history date/time

The Powershell history is saved in the file ConsoleHost_history.txt to find the location of the file execute this PS command: (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath
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How can i find what time a search on chrome was done

This functionality is built-into Chrome. Just hover your mouse over an entry, and the time stamp appears.
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Why does ` (backtick) not appear until after I press another key?

Other answers have mentioned that this can be a keyboard layout thing, but I felt that a concrete example might be useful, so: On Windows I generally use the "English (UK) Extended" keyboard ...
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How to browse bash history between certain line numbers

Use head and tail: history | head -n 456 | tail -n 136 Which will get the first 456 (up to the end you want) and then you get the last 136 (which computes as 456 - 136 = 320, but will fetch from the ...
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Can I view browser history without it showing I viewed history?

When viewing the history on Chrome, it does not typically get recorded. Unless the other user is a computer forensics expert, he/she will not be able to see you viewed the history, nor will they know ...
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How can I view more of my history in Screen on Linux?

You can also change the scrollback history size in a running screen with the sequence CTRL-a : (enter screen command-line mode), then scrollback 10000 if you want 10k lines of history buffer. The ...
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