The history library of any browser can be the most convoluted maze to navigate, especially if you’re looking for a very specific URL. The interface is always austerely simple and clogged with duplicate links that seem to take up most of your history archive’s free space. If you oftentimes forget to bookmark important sites, or desire for a simpler way to sift through URL archives, then History Tree will make your Firefox history library easier to navigate by displaying it as a tree diagram.
History Tree in thumbnail mode.
History Tree gives you a quick visual layout of the tabs and windows you’ve opened, and lets you find the page you’re looking for no matter how far back on your browser’s back button it is. Like Firefox's default history library, this Add-on includes a search function, as well as color-coded and time stamped information. You can also collapse the tree if it becomes too cluttered to display just one tab a time, allowing you to trace your web steps one link at a time, or switch to thumbnail view if the tree isn't enough to jog your memory. Simply put, if you’re someone who prefers to live in the past (sorry about that, by the way), the History Tree will deliver to your needs.
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