sort history by frequency of use



14 years ago
4 months ago


(Reporter: sime, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040413 Debian/1.6-5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040413 Debian/1.6-5

Suggestion from by "Cory McKinstry"

"I come baring the suggestion of adding a feature to Firefox that would
automatically adjust my visited page history address list by frequency
of use.

Personally I like to have the links remembered for quite some time. 
If I get bored, I scroll down and find one I haven't been to in a
while.  I believe this would be a welcome feature of Mozilla's
products as IE does not do it either and numerous people I have talked
with state it would make for a good addition."

Someone has already thought of this feature but never implemented it:

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
If you open the History window > View > Sorted by Visit Count. That menu item is

Comment 1

14 years ago
The initial comment refers to Firefox, but reporter appears to be describing
Mozilla.  (Firefox and Mozilla have different code for history, so the
distinction is important.)

With a recent Firefox build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3

this certainly works fine.  Do:

1. View->Sidebar->History
2. In the sidebar, press View button, select "By Most Visited" from the dropdown.

With a recent Mozilla build, this works.  The reporter didn't realize (and
neither did I) that you must have the field showing in the History table before
it is selectable from the View menu:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803

1. Go->History
2. Click on "add field" icon in leftmost column heading, next to "Last Visited"
3. Choose "Visit Count" from dropdown.  You will see the "Visit Count" column added.
4. View->Sorted by Visit Count (which is now black)

4. Click on "Visit Count" column header.

resolving WFM, as both Moz and FF will sort history by frequency of use.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 2

14 years ago
I agree it is stupid that Moz's View menu shows the option for sorting by Visit
Count but doesn't make it clear how to make it work.  I suspect this grayed-out
status is because the table widget won't sort on attributes that are not displayed.

If someone cares (I do not,) a separate low-pri bug could be opened.  My
suggested fix is to eliminate all options from the View menu except for the
Group By feature; the table widget makes them redundant.  Also, there are no
mnemonics; see bug 68961.


4 months ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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