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How do I view browsing history chronologically?

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In the library I can select a month to see history entries from that month, but I don't see any way to actually view them chronologically.

The only column with dates is "last visited" which obviously will not result in a chronological view if sorted on.

There's a column called "source date" or something similar, but that column is empty.

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onetimename said

In the library I can select a month to see history entries from that month, but I don't see any way to actually view them chronologically. The only column with dates is "last visited" which obviously will not result in a chronological view if sorted on.

Well, sort of. Firefox's Library list only ever shows the latest visit, so you cannot use it to generate a list of all visits to a site.

I use a Windows program for that purpose (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mozilla_history_view.html); I don't know if there is a similar program for Mac.

I did an add-on search and these have pretty good reviews. Not sure if they are useful for your needs, though:

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onetimename said

In the library I can select a month to see history entries from that month, but I don't see any way to actually view them chronologically. The only column with dates is "last visited" which obviously will not result in a chronological view if sorted on.

Well, sort of. Firefox's Library list only ever shows the latest visit, so you cannot use it to generate a list of all visits to a site.

I use a Windows program for that purpose (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mozilla_history_view.html); I don't know if there is a similar program for Mac.

I did an add-on search and these have pretty good reviews. Not sure if they are useful for your needs, though:

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Oh ok, got it. Thanks for the suggestions. I suppose 3rd party tools won't do it either if the entries are aggregates that only save the first and last visited dates. Can't be helped!

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Actually, the data on every visit is kept in the database for a long time, but for unknown reasons, it isn't available through the Library window ("Show All History").

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Ok, I assumed not since the application you linked to only dealt with first and last visited dates. Weird to make such an app only to not expose all the data

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I don't know why the column heading in MzHistoryView is labeled "last" and not "actual" but you'll see all the visits.

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