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I wish to select multiple items in the history sidebar (example: command/left click) without "forgetting this site", or "deleting this page".

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I would like to temporarily keep certain Google search sites in my history sidebar to use later. Saving them as bookmarks would create a number of extra steps to locate and delete them, and clog up my bookmark drop-downs. Can a person click multiple items, and delete them as a group as opposed to using "forget this site," (which deletes every Google search) or "delete this page" (which is tedious selecting among the dozens of site that I visit.) An example of this process would be deleting multiple selections in a Word document using "command/left click" (or some such – I have a Mac with a Windows keyboard.) Please don't say that this can't be done; this seems so straightforward.

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If you sort the history list in the sidebar by last visited (i.e. not sorted by date and site; enter http in the search) then you should be able to select multiple items via a Ctrl and left-click.
You do need to click at the left of the website favicon, otherwise you ill open the link.
You can remove the selected item with the Delete key

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No I do not think it can be done and bookmarking makes more sense.

I can not select items in the manner you suggest in the History sidebar. I can use shift &/or control to create groupings in the History manager, but as you already observed the options are to delete the page or forget about the site.

Bookmarks can be made/ saved quickly e.g. click on the star or right click whilst the page is open. Why not use folders, and put the google searches in one or more folders.The folder can be in the top of your bookmarks so it is easy to get from your dropdown, or add it to the bookmarks toolbar so that it becomes a dropdown listing from the toolbar. Note folders may be nested if that helps.

Bookmarks have advantages, over History

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You can also control click in the History Library (It is part of the bookmarks library) to create and then drag and drop a group of selected History items to any folder in the bookmarks Library, including to a bookmarks toolbar folder.

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If you sort the history list in the sidebar by last visited (i.e. not sorted by date and site; enter http in the search) then you should be able to select multiple items via a Ctrl and left-click.
You do need to click at the left of the website favicon, otherwise you ill open the link.
You can remove the selected item with the Delete key

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I feel so foolish... Left side of the favicon – I should have known. Great help, and I thank you. Peace and long life... Blorvis

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I received another suggestion that more closely answered my question; however, your idea will be useful for other bookmarks that I have accumulated. Your help is much appreciated, tanx! Blorvis