Posts Tagged ‘history’

This is Firefox’s New Privacy Button

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Although there’s nothing really “new” about what the Privacy Button does (clearing history, cookies and etc.,) this feature will definitely come in handy for less experienced users, who haven’t had the time to familiarize themselves with Firefox’s previously existing privacy features

Firefox is probably the number one browser when it comes to putting users in charge. It is for instance possible to customize the user interface to your liking or disable or change most features that you don’t like. Firefox turns 10 years in November 2014 and Mozilla plans to celebrate that in several ways.


How to Remove Old Shellbag Entries in Windows for Privacy

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Here’s a privacy remedy that most of us probably haven’t thought much about …

The Microsoft Windows operating system records information about window viewing preferences — known as ShellBag information — in the Windows Registry. It keeps track of several information such as the size, view mode, icon, access time and date, and position of a folder when a user uses Windows Explorer. What makes Shellbag information interesting is the fact that Windows does not delete them when the folder gets deleted which means that the information can be used to prove the existence of folders on the system.


Chrome Comment Save Keeps a History of All Your Web Comments

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I’m more interested in an extension that would help me to forget some of the comments I’ve made in the past …

Keeping track of all the comments that you leave on the Internet can be quite the daunting task. While some plugins, like Disqus, allow you to keep track of comments that you left on sites that use the commenting plugin, there is nothing available that is working on all sites out there.


Unified Browser and Windows History Viewer

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Here’s an interesting tool for those of us who are concerned about privacy (and/or those of us who want to check up on our kids’ online activities …)

Keeping track of all your history items can be quite the feat if you are using more than one browser. Privacy conscious users usually delete the information regularly, while the majority of users is likely unaware what their web browser and operating system can reveal about them.


Get a Better Google Chrome History Page

Monday, May 9th, 2011

If you’re unhappy with the standard Chrome history page, then you might want to check this out …

The standard history page of the Google Chrome web browser is a mess. All visited web pages are listed in order of visit, with no options to filter the items by date, name or frequency of visits.

Only the search at the top offers some form of customization, as it can be used to find a specific web page that you have visited in the past.


Recent History for Chrome Offers Fast Access to Visited Websites

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Here’s another useful Chrome extension … or at least it would be useful for those of us who use a browser’s history function …

The history stores information about previously visited websites. Every web browser offers this feature, and the major difference is the way it can be accessed. Firefox users for instance can display the history in a sidebar. Chrome users by default on the other hand are limited to displaying visited websites in a new tab, which is not the most user friendly way of displaying the information.


How To Clear The Recent Firefox History

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Here’s an interesting trick; I knew you could clear the entire history, but I didn’t know you could just clear recent history …

If you are working on a multi-user system you may sometimes want to hide information about visited websites from those other users. While it is possible to do that with the private browsing mode in Firefox, or by deleting all temporary files and the history, it often is more convenient to delete only the recent Firefox history.