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Author Topic: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph  (Read 4898 times)

doug-jensen

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IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« on: March 04, 2011, 11:56:41 AM »
It would be extremely valuable to have a visualization of the tree or graph of links that took you from where you chose to start, to where you are now. Sort of like a mind map. The usual chronological or alphabetical linear history list is much less useful.

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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 12:14:53 PM »
That's an interesting idea - I wonder if, say, the FireFox history database has enough information to construct that, hmm...
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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 12:23:04 PM »
Way back in the beginning of time, IBM's OS/2 Warp operating system shipped with a web browser (sorry, I can't remember its name) that would show your browsing history as an outline.

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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 01:33:32 PM »
There are tons of extensions like these but most of them are considered spyware and don't get off much traction.

The one off the top of my head is an extension that used to be Flock's top extension but I can't find it now.

Anyway, Google got me here: http://publicmind.in...prove-history-tools/



Link no longer works though.

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That's an interesting idea - I wonder if, say, the FireFox history database has enough information to construct that, hmm...

I assume all major browsers do otherwise when you hold unto the back button, you won't have a drop down set of links to go back to the very beginning.

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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 01:41:45 PM »
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That's an interesting idea - I wonder if, say, the FireFox history database has enough information to construct that, hmm...
I assume all major browsers do otherwise when you hold unto the back button, you won't have a drop down set of links to go back to the very beginning.
Unless I misunderstand what you're saying, then that feature is very easy to implement with a stack data structure, which doesn't offer the wanted tree view.
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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 06:16:08 PM »
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but Firefox already has an add-on called History Tree available. It is 'not compatible' with the latest versions of Firefox but can, of course, be 'made compatible' if you have the Mr Tech add-on installed, by right-clicking on it once installed and choosing "make compatible". You might need to override version checking to install it.

Read about it at MyDigitalLife:
http://www.mydigital...ee-free-application/

or here
http://www.maximumpc...on_week_history_tree

and install from here (or save to disk):
http://www.softpedia...Download-135948.html

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Re: IDEA: Browser history as a tree/graph
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 07:26:23 PM »
Unless I misunderstand what you're saying, then that feature is very easy to implement with a stack data structure, which doesn't offer the wanted tree view.

Oh then I must be mistaken. From an ignorant's perspective. the tree view seems to be the easiest to implement. After all it's just sorting.

Take Opera's history for example. View by Site without the Date, isn't this what the TS is pretty much looking for except it's not limited to links organized by home urls?