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Access Browsing History in Google Chrome the Easy Way

Does single click access to your browsing history in Google Chrome sound great? Then you should take a look at the History Button extension.

Before

Usually there are two methods for viewing your browsing history in Chrome:

  • Using the “Tools Menu” to access the “History Page”
  • Performing keyboard ninja magic with the “Ctrl + H” keyboard shortcut

But what if neither method really appeals to you? Perhaps a “Toolbar Button” is just what you have been looking for.

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Installation

During the install process you will be asked to confirm installation of the extension. Click “Install” to finish adding your new “History Button” to Chrome.

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As soon as you have finished installing the extension you will see your new “History Toolbar Button” and the following message.

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There are no options for you to worry with… All that you have to do is just enjoy that single click access goodness.

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After

With very minimal impact to your browser’s UI you can now easily access your browsing history.

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Conclusion

While this may not be something that everyone will like, the History Button extension makes a very nice addition to Chrome for those prefer to use a toolbar button instead of menus or keyboard shortcuts.

Links

Download the History Button extension (Google Chrome Extensions)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/7/10

Comments (1)

  1. IyanPac

    In Mac OS X, you need to use Command + Y to get the history tab/page to come up.

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