Navigation Log

Navigation Log

This add-on logs all navigation actions to an SQLite database. The source URL is logged together with the destination URL and title every time you click a link or type in the address bar. So, it is possible to recreate your whole browsing history.

What is Navigation Log?
Navigation Log is a Firefox add-on that logs all navigation actions, including clicks on links and typing in the address bar, and stores them in an SQLite database. With this add-on, you can easily track and recreate your entire browsing history.
Stats
Users: 11 ▼ -2
Rating: 3.00 (1)
Version: 0.7.0 (Last updated: 2019-10-31)
Creation date: 2019-03-24
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webNavigation
  • tabs
  • nativeMessaging
  • storage
Size: 9.94K
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Summary

Oftentimes, we try to remember how we ended up on a website. Unfortunately, the browser history is not enough to get this information.

This add-on for Firefox logs all navigation actions to an SQLite database. The source URL is logged together with the destination URL and title every time you click a link or type in the address bar.

So, it is possible to recreate your whole browsing history.

In order to use it, please:

  1. install the add-on from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/navigation-log/, then
  2. download the external tool that manages the Sqlite database from here: https://github.com/prekageo/navigation-log, and
  3. execute python <a href="https://prod.outgoing.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/v1/29a06c5cfca6b067647c2f69213fbc7a91dd115e8cf7caf4415d83dd7e7d5430/http%3A//navigation_log.py" rel="nofollow">navigation_log.py</a> --install.

Privacy policy This addon stores the time and URL of every visited website on a Sqlite database on your local hard drive. It does not upload any information on the Internet.

User reviews
This extension could be useful, but I think it needs some improvement: There are no instructions or screenshots for the database management application. The path to the database is also undocumented, and does not appear to be user-configurable. (What if you want to store the log on a network file server?) It would be nice to have a log player extension in the browser instead of a separate Python application, since many platforms do not have a Python interpreter installed by default. That would enable live browser mirroring for tech support and classroom applications without the need for a VNC server (which consumes more bandwidth on the host PC's data link). It appears that Mozilla is working on a similar project and I mention it here so that duplication of effort towards the same goal can be avoided: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/WebReplay https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/WebReplayRoadmap
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Safety
Risk impact

Navigation Log may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Navigation Log has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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