Google Chrome has a handy extension which allows you to browse through your history in a better way: Better History (Chrome Web Store page).

Its main features are:

  • Filter your browser history by day
  • Filter your browser history by hour
  • Search history with regular expressions (RegEx)
  • And, last but not least, view your history in a more appeasing interface (compared to the default chrome://history page)

Unfortunately, Firefox's history manager lacks most of these features, and it just looks plain ugly (IMHO). In addition, having to open a new window to view the full browser history is just plain counter-productive; I'd prefer to view my history in a tab, just like Google Chrome (and Chromium browsers in general).

So, I basically want an extension similar to "Better History", but for Mozilla Firefox. At the very least I want to be able to view my history in a tab (I already tried about:history, doesn't work); the other features are optional, but desired.

A screenshot of the Chrome extension taken from the extension's website (to give non-Chrome users an idea of what I'm talking about):

Better History

  • better-history link down....
    – Pacerier
    Commented Mar 10 at 20:42

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Norwell History addon

  • shows the history in a tab
  • shows hours and minutes
  • you can set filters (see image below)
  • searching a bit like Regex, plus 'or' and 'allinurl:', 'allintitle:' operators (see image)

Filters: to apply the filters you have to click the search button (fully-sized image) filters

Searching searching

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    While that is the best I could have come up with as well, it's not nearly as good looking... also it's not working with the most recent version of Firefox anymore (Quantum) - On the other hand Chrome is soo resource hungry, so stuck between a rock and a hard place...
    – Julix
    Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 22:31
  • right there with you julix! This fork I found on reddit might work reddit.com/r/XUL_for_Quantum_Dev/comments/97exmv/… Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 15:29

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