Search and clear your browser history more easily in Chrome

Searching your history in Chrome is fairly useful, but it could use some improvement. Enhanced History Options is an extension that gives greater flexibility in searching and clearing your history.

Finding a page you visited last week, month, or year can be close to impossible, especially if you're diligent about clearing your browser history. Enhanced History Options is an extension for Chrome that lets you improve your history search and customize what you clear. Here's how to use it:

  • Install Enhanced History Options here.
  • Restart Chrome.
  • Press Ctrl+H to open your history. A new tab opens featuring Enhanced History Options. You can sort by title, number of visits, or date of most recent visit, and search easily from the top bar by keyword and date.
  • You have new clearing options, too. Of course, you can still clear all history with one click over on the right side of the page, but you can also clear a portion of your history by date range or keyword.

If you want to track your file and browser history in one place in Windows, read this post. Firefox has an add-on that allows threaded history viewing. To clear out your history on all your browsers, check out this video.

About the author

    Rob Lightner is a tech and gaming writer based in Seattle. He has reviewed games, gadgets, and technical manuals, written copy for space travel gear, and composed horoscopes for cats.

     

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