There are many ways of recording the titles and urls I have visited, but I want to record all dowloaded content, so that I can find something I have read.

Of course, the page might not exist anymore, and it might not be on the wayback machine. Or I might simply be unable to find it by searching through titles and urls only.

This will be tricky for some content, like radios, youtube, or interactive pages like gmail, but is there a browser/extension/script that offers this functionality?

To be clear: is there a way to locally record and search though everything my browser has ever displayed?

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    In theory, you could use a large file cache, 0 memory cache, and then copy/rsync the cache at regular intervals. But that's admittedly a hack Aug 13, 2022 at 16:12
  • Sounds awesome! But how would I view old pages?
    – MrMartin
    Aug 13, 2022 at 16:17
  • Good question. The obvious answer would be to copy the saved files back to where your browser keeps its cache and do "about:cache" but I suspect that might not work. The individual files would have the data you wanted, but it would be pretty ugly. Another ugly approach would be to capture all network traffic and store it somewhere. Aug 13, 2022 at 16:19
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    @MrMartin please note this site is about recommending software – not howtos, ideas or approaches. I've hence converted your answers to comments, as none of the two were recommending an existing specific and ready-to-use software meeting the requirements.
    – Izzy
    Aug 13, 2022 at 21:19
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    @MrMartin If it would be complete, yes. But just saying "a Greasemonkey script" without the script being in existence is an approach. Even if one installs Greasemonkey, the script is still missing. So this is close to "one could write a software doing that" – unless the script is included.
    – Izzy
    Aug 15, 2022 at 20:43


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