User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 This is a regression from Firefox 3.0. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Enter "about:config" in the URL bar, accept warning if necessary 2. Scroll or filter to browser.history.grouping 3. Right click, select Modify, enter "none". 4. Select History -> Show All History. Actual Results: Library window appears with History folder and subfolders Today, Yesterday, Last 7 days etc. Each subfolder contains a subset of the history. Expected Results: Library window should appear with History folder and all history items directly in this folder. Workaround: type a space in the Search History textbox of the Library window. (Probably) all history items are shown in the result list. I think it causes a search for the empty string, which matches everywhere, but can't be sure.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090723 Minefield/3.6a1pre Confirming the described behavior.
Places does not support that pref at all, sounds like a 2.0 pref, but it's still in firefox.js afaict the pref should be considered deprecated, instead Today container should be selected by default (bug 82301). confirming to remove the unused pref.
Created attachment 390811 [details] [diff] [review] remove browser.history.grouping
Comment on attachment 390811 [details] [diff] [review] remove browser.history.grouping very low risk, asking for approval220.127.116.11
Comment on attachment 390811 [details] [diff] [review] remove browser.history.grouping Need this on trunk before we take it on branch, despite the low risk. Moving out to 18.104.22.168.
This is yet another case where Firefox's UI designers found a sick puppy and buried it alive rather than nursing it back to health. This particular option is actually one of the big reasons why I stopped using IE in the first place. If you guys keep trying to be just like every other browser, soon there won't be any reasons left for people *not* to use some other browser. When I view my History, particularly when I click on a menu item that reads "Show All History", I expect to see *all* my history. Furthermore, I want to see what I'm looking for *in context* of what I had been looking at before and after, so the search box is useless to me. What I don't expect to see is a history split into arbitrary "subsets" based on what the clock happened to say at the time (as it turns out, I do a great deal of browsing around midnight), and I certainly don't expect to have to guess which of these subsets might contain what I'm looking for before being allowed to see any history at all. What I want most is to be able to go back to my old method of searching, where I could access absolutely anything in my history by clicking in the history window *once* (on the scroll bar) and dragging. I'm sure I already lost this argument long before I joined it, but I need to vent. Again.
Agreed. It's infuriating as they removed a harmless, non-default option. There used to be an add-on with this feature, "Enhanced History Manager", for those who missed the versatility of Netscape 7: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/420 The change of title was especially jarring, sorry if you were wondering why the description didn't match. The original title was "Can't see all history, ignores browser.history.grouping = none" with Minor severity. I'll include the title in all future bug summaries.
Comment on attachment 390811 [details] [diff] [review] remove browser.history.grouping Approved for 22.214.171.124, a=dveditz for release-drivers
Verified fixed in 1.9.1 with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199pre) Gecko/20090918 Shiretoko/3.5.4pre (.NET CLR 3.5.30729).