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How to select/delete multiple items in the History on a Mac?

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 9:36 am

I'm using the Mac version of Firefox.

I'm trying to delete items from the History. I want to know how to select multiple items for deletion. I would like to know

1) how to select multiple non-consecutive items
2) how to select multiple consecutive items
3) how to delete them from the History

Thanks!

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 9:48 am

In any case you can delete entries with CTRL-DEL in the open dropdown list. Use the cursor keys to navigate.
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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 9:53 am

Trolly: I appreciate the effort, but it doesn't really answer my question. Deleting one-by-one is very time-consuming. Does anyone have an answer?

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 10:08 am

Ok, i think this is better:
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m ... on=firefox
For the history, open the history in the sidebar. As far as i know you can edit the history here.

PS: Don't know if the extension supports 1.0.1. Maybe an older release. You should upgrade at least to 1.0.7 due to security leaks.
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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 12:39 pm

Gee, you know, thanks for trying again, but that doesn't solve my problem either.

What I am trying to do is simultaneously select more than one item in the History list (for deletion). I have not figured out how to select more than one item at once.

I know that on a Windows machine you can hold Shift to select multiple consecutive items in a list, and that you can hold Control to add individual non-consecutive items to the group. I am trying to find out how to do this on a Mac. This might be more of a Mac question than a Firefox question, but if anyone knows the answer, I would REALLY appreciate hearing it. Thanks!

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 1:41 pm

This does not work in the windows version either. It is a dropdown box, not a list box. The function you mean is supported by list boxes only.

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 3:50 pm

Actually, what I see is a box, at the left of the browser window, that is part of the browser window. It has individual items that may be highlighted and selected. The items in this box may be displayed by Date and Site, Site, Date, Most Visited or Last Visited. Items may be deleted one by one. This box does not drop down from anything. It seems to be a list box.

I am still seeking an answer to my original question, at the top. Thanks!

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Post Posted March 6th, 2006, 3:59 pm

No, the history in the sidebar is a tree view. SHIFT-CLICK opens in a new tab, CTRL-CLICK in a new window. So the function you are looking for is not implemented.
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Post Posted March 9th, 2006, 9:08 am

Interesting. I would love it if it were made possible to select and delete multiple non-consecutive, as well as multiple consecutive items from the History. Where would I go to suggest this feature?

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Post Posted March 9th, 2006, 9:18 am

Either FF features as a permanent feature or Extension for an addon. The other way is to write a bug but i guess it will not draw much attention.
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Post Posted July 29th, 2009, 11:48 am

wow. this forum didnt help me at all.

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Post Posted July 29th, 2009, 11:51 am

Well, it might if you didn't bump such an old (from March 2006) thread.
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Post Posted July 29th, 2009, 11:52 am

Actually, if you think about it, this forum did help. You have been told that the functionality you seek is not available natively in Firefox. It could potentially be accomplished by an extension or other add-on.
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