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How do I stop Firefox always keep going back to the top of the history search page when check various websites in the history?

How do I stop Firefox always keep going back to the top of the history search page when check various websites in the history?

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Hi jack16, are you revisiting the sites?

Firefox will update the Most Recent Visit date/time when you visit the page again, which will change the order. If you need to look at a page without recording any history, one possible workaround is to use

right-click (or with one button, Ctrl+click) > Open in a New Private Window

Since history is not recorded for private windows, that will leave the order undisturbed.

Sorry I don't have a better workaround. Possibly there is an add-on that would make your history research easier.

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Hi jack16, are you revisiting the sites?

Firefox will update the Most Recent Visit date/time when you visit the page again, which will change the order. If you need to look at a page without recording any history, one possible workaround is to use

right-click (or with one button, Ctrl+click) > Open in a New Private Window

Since history is not recorded for private windows, that will leave the order undisturbed.

Sorry I don't have a better workaround. Possibly there is an add-on that would make your history research easier.

Hi jack16, are you revisiting the sites? Firefox will update the Most Recent Visit date/time when you visit the page again, which will change the order. If you need to look at a page without recording any history, one possible workaround is to use right-click (or with one button, Ctrl+click) > Open in a New Private Window Since history is not recorded for private windows, that will leave the order undisturbed. Sorry I don't have a better workaround. Possibly there is an add-on that would make your history research easier.
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FredMcD
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What you could do is; ) If you access it a lot, create a bookmark. ) If you need it just for now, create a shortcut on the desktop.

What you could do is; ) If you access it a lot, create a bookmark. ) If you need it just for now, create a shortcut on the desktop.
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the-edmeister
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When I am going thru browsing history using the Library I middle-click the URL in the right-panel to open that URL in a new tab. The Library window goes to the background and doesn't change my selected position in the history.

Yeah, it's a pain in the a$$ to have another window stay open, but at least the position in that window is unchanged,

When I am going thru browsing history using the Library I middle-click the URL in the right-panel to open that URL in a new tab. The Library window goes to the background and doesn't change my selected position in the history. Yeah, it's a pain in the a$$ to have another window stay open, but at least the position in that window is unchanged,
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Thanks Guys. I click on any URL and open in private window. This keeps my search history in the same position and I'm able to continue to scroll down without losing my place.

Thanks Guys. I click on any URL and open in private window. This keeps my search history in the same position and I'm able to continue to scroll down without losing my place.
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