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10.4: Search Safari 2.0 browser history Web Browsers
Tiger only hintSafari 2.0 now supports searching the browser history. Apparently, this feature can only be accessed via the method presented here. Using Spotlight to search Safari browser history is not supported.

First, show all bookmarks by clicking the button on the Bookmarks bar, or via the keyboard shortcut Command-Option-B, or by selecting Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks.

A search field appears at the bottom of the Safari window. Select History from the Collections sidebar on the left-hand side. In the search box, select In History from the drop-down arrow. Enter a search query whereupon matching browser history search results are displayed.
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10.4: Search Safari 2.0 browser history
Authored by: zzen on May 22, '05 05:37:15PM

I realise this is a [b]bit[/b] different, but Show All Bookmarks -> Cmd-F has been working in Safaring for quite some time now. In my view that's all you need. Not many people were aware of this, either.

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10.4: Search Safari 2.0 browser history
Authored by: RobertBen on May 23, '05 02:03:56AM

I've been using Command-F extensively before as well, but there's a distinct difference here.

Command-F searches everywhere, so both in the bookmarks and history, and you'll have to watch where it is actually searching.
But using the search box at the bottom you can search in the History only.

So a much appreciated addition and thanks for the hints, hadn't noticed it yet.

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Err, you could do it before
Authored by: Mike A on May 22, '05 05:40:17PM

You could do this in earlier versions of Safari as well. You just had to press Command-F to bring up a search box. Not as good I admit, but the capability was still there.

But what I really want to see, is the ability to search the contents of pages in my History. I often find myself looking for a particular page I saw earlier, but one that I cannot for the life o me remeber what website it was on. Not only this, but what text I do remember is probably not present in the title of the paage or its web address.

A specialist Spotlight importer could be used to only save the text of the web sites you visit, thereby enabling a Spotlight style search of the contents of all the web pages you've looked at in say the last week.

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Err, you could do it before
Authored by: msiple on May 22, '05 09:15:31PM

St. Clair Software's HistoryHound can do what you seek. (

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