Show History Frequent Sites Button

Show History Frequent Sites Button

Add a "Show History" button to your toolbar to list your Top Sites. Uses the topSites API to get your frequently visited URLs with minimal permissions. Plentiful configuration options. Please read the Description before installing.

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What is Show History Frequent Sites Button?

Show History Frequent Sites Button is a Firefox add-on that adds a toolbar button to display your frequently visited URLs. It utilizes the topSites API and offers plentiful configuration options.

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Stats
Users: 437 ▼ -3
Rating: 4.85 (39)
Version: 1.4 (Last updated: 2021-11-11)
Creation date: 2020-05-10
Weekly download count: 10
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • topSites
  • storage
Size: 33.81K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Missing the "Show History" (triangle) button from the address bar? This extension provides a very similar list through a toolbar button (you can use the Customize feature to move the button closer to the address bar). Before installing, please review the following information to make sure you need it.

== Firefox 78+ Address Bar Behavior ==

In Firefox 78+, when the cursor moves into the address bar, a list automatically opens showing the first 8-10 of your Top Sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page. Type a space in the address bar to show the classic frequently visited URLs list. In Firefox 83+ you can click the History search button on the bottom of the address bar drop-down to show your frequently visited URLs.

If your Top Sites list is not helpful you can make it better suit your needs:

If you don't want the drop-down to open automatically, you can disable that by clearing the checkbox on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, Address Bar settings (uncheck Top Sites). (Or in about:config, set browser.urlbar.suggest.topsites to false. See: Configuration Editor for Firefox.) You still can call up the classic frequently visited URLs list by typing a space in the address bar.

== About This Add-on ==

This button pulls your most frequently visited URLs in "frecent" order, meaning the list is weighted by the recency of your visit as well as the number of visits. It should mostly match the list the address bar shows if you type a ^ character in the bar.

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by 小崔老师, 2023-01-25
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Safety
Risk impact

Show History Frequent Sites Button is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Show History Frequent Sites Button has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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