history button dropdowns should have configurable number of entries

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 287277

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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 287277
14 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: bmo, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

currentyly, users are stuck with a maximum of 15 entries in their history dropdown lists when they click the forward or back buttons.  this should be configurable with a pref.  it looks like this might be hardcoded as MAX_HISTORY_MENU_ITEMS at either http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/browser/base/content/browser.js#64 or  http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/xpfe/browser/resources/content/sessionHistoryUI.js#41

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Why should it be configurable?  What would that add to the product?
Not asked to me :) but the advantage of the Go-menu is that it displays also the history of the previous session.
After closing a tab or after a browser restart the session history under the Back and Forward button is gone but it is still displayed in the Go-menu.
So after reading the news on your homepage after a restart, you go back to the things you did before closing the browser.
Even a history sidebar can't replace this function.


That's totally unrelated to this bug.
Duplicate of/related to bug 287277/Suite bug 62010?
yep.. dupe of 287277.  i seem to be really bad at searching for existing bugs before reporting them :(

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 287277 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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