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Status: New idea

Opening search results on Firefox for Android automatically creates history groups.

Users on different Mozilla communities would like to have an option to disable this behavior and see their full browsing history in chronological order.

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Yes would love for this to be an option.

New member

Take my thumbs up, want this desperately. Browsing history should be consistent between pc and mobile.

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 to confirm, is this what this post is talking about in the history section?  see my screenshot. If it is I agree that drives me crazy trying to find a site I just visited



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This should have been configurable since firefox 97 according to this thread, but it has not.

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Please make it possible to disable this annoying feature!

> (...) see their full browsing history in chronological order.
It would be great, if the date and time of the last visit were also displayed.

Making moves

I don't like grouping history too.

I'm tracking my productivity and want to check my history when I started un-productive web surfing. I need to see the webpage title and time visited to differentiate my productive and unproductive activities, and then pinpoint when I started wasting my time.

Please add an option to disable this grouping.

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TLDR, we would like:

  • back button to return to history, preserving location,
  • long-press to get to a new tab.
  • date/time on history item

When using the history feature, most of the time I am looking for something but I have done a bunch of looking for that thing and so my history is kind of polluted with false results.

If I'm trying to go through those false results, I need to open more than one. The history search feature, though, doesn't persist beyond a single click, and does not have the opening new tab function. So, if I am to go through those results, I have to keep redoing the same history search.

Strollin' around

Yes! Please! I was trying to remember the name of a dish set i recently bought, and found it grouped under the name of a subway sandwich... also grouped was my attempt to find a painting i bought at a thrift store and my search fpr an image for the muscles composing the chin. The only connection between these things is that they were searched around the same time, perhaps in the same tab?


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Is there any update to disabling this extremely frustrating feature?

I’m using Firefox on iOS. 

Making moves

I want a simple history. Just display the history per website, ungrouped, and add the time day. It's really hard to chronologically see your history because the records are bunched up.

Strollin' around

Yes, please, its my browsing history, grouping it (often ridiculously so) according to opinionated guesswork, and doing this automatically in an uncontrollable manner, is just terrible across the board, a violation of the user's agency over their own private data.