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i want to save the autocomplete history of websites visited

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It seems that Firefox has stored some of the websites I've visited according to the spelling of each website. I would like to know if it's possible to save the collection of websites that comprise this "autocomplete function."

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Open history in the sidebar by hitting CTRL+H, then right click the bookmark and choose "Bookmark this page".

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Does pressing Ctrl+H and right clicking the bookmark save all of the "autocomplete function" of all the collections of all the websites and their URLs, I presume, that have been amassed ( without personal deletion by the user, of course)?

In my version of Firefox (3.6.17), right clicking a bookmark and selecting "Bookmark This Page," brings up the New Bookmark window, which I believe is only for one web page.

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When I mention "autocomplete function," I'm referring to the websites that appear in a drop-down box when one starts to type in the name of a webpage (e.g., in the box just under the Menu Bar in Firefox 3.6.17.

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You can use the SQLite Manager extension to create a list of the history and export that list as a CSV file.


  1. Open Profile Directory -> places.sqlite -> Go
  2. Hit the Execute SQL tab
  3. Use a Select like this:
SELECT datetime(moz_historyvisits.visit_date/1000000,'unixepoch'), moz_places.url, moz_places.title
FROM moz_places, moz_historyvisits
WHERE = moz_historyvisits.place_id

If you only want to see typed entries then use this instead:

WHERE = moz_historyvisits.place_id AND typed LIKE '1'
  • Click the Action button to Save the results to a CSV file

You can also select some records and use the right-click context menu to copy the selected records as CSV to the clipboard.

You can also create a Temporary view:

  1. View > Create View : [X ]Temporary Name: Enter a Name for the view
  2. Use the same Select as above
  3. View > Export View : Database > Temp

Modified by cor-el