Firefox Add-ons for Searching Browsing History

Many a times it is necessary to look back at the history of where you have browsed either to retrieve forgotten website URL or for the accidentally closed tabs. What is even more important for many is to find out the sequence of websites that were visited. Below is the list of Extensions and Add-ons which will help you quickly access, search browsing history using complex queries or deleted them when not required.

Tab History Redux :

When you open link in new tab and accidentally close the parent tab, all your history for the parent tab is lost.Lets say you have browsed through 5 websites to come to existing link and you opened one link in a new tab, this new tab does not have history associated as its new but when you accidentally close the parent tab it’s all lost.

Tab History Redux associates the history of the new tab with the parent tab from where it was opened. So if you plan or accidentally close the parent tab, you can still browse back to all the pages through which you came here.


Form History Control :

This is a powerful tool which gives you complete control over your history. You can :

  • Search your History using complex query using Regular Expression.
  • The Query supports Field Name, Value, No of times used, Match Case, Dates etc.
  • Direct option to delete history which have same name or value.
  • Create Cleanup Criteria for quick deletion.
  • You can also have protection criteria for histories you never want to delete.
  • Allows you add new entry to create fake history.
  • Export and Import History.

History Search Form


Tab History :

This addon makes it easy for you to find the all the history for a particular tab only. For example lets say are browsing through Google News different section and articles inside it. All the pages you visited can be accessed by just clicking in that particular tab and click on where you want to go.

History For Tabs


From Where to Where :

This complex is bit complex but is very powerful. So I will suggest this for power users.  It displays history results for a keyword in tree fashion i.e. All pages you visited and pages you visited from those pages. What is more useful is its ability to bookmark them separately so you can revisit them easily.

Browsing History of FirefoxDownload

Firefox Menu Creator : History Feature :

Using Firefox Menu Creator you can get one click access to all your history either by adding a new button near to your browser address bar or the Firefox Menu. Instead of dropdown it can be listed as open list so you can see and access the latest one right there. Read more about this.

Firefox Reconfigured Menu

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