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Extend Safari's History to a full year
Authored by: joeholmes on Mar 21, '05 01:30:34PM
Interesting -- my prefs files didn't have any WebKitHistoryAgeInDaysLimit setting at all. This is all I found (and you can see I changed the Item Limit to 1000, from 100):

        <key>WebIconDatabaseDirectoryDefaultsKey</key>
	<string>/Users/joe/Library/Safari/Icons</string>
	<key>WebKitHistoryItemLimit</key>
	<string>1000</string>
	<key>WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay</key>
	<string>0.25</string>
I wonder why I have no days limit?

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Extend Safari's History to a full year
Authored by: CrankyMacGuy on Mar 21, '05 01:50:44PM

Inexplicably, Safari sometimes loses this information. I haven't been able to track down when or why it happens. Just last week my iBook's install of Safari suddenly stopped remembering past 24 hours. The key for days was missing from the plist. Sometimes it is this way right from a clean install. It's almost Windowsian in nature. One install has a history of a week, another doesn't.

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Extend Safari's History to a full year
Authored by: qwerty denzel on Mar 22, '05 01:10:28AM

I think this can be altered using OnyX or something of the sort so you may have done that. Safari probably has no need to save this value on first use, many hidden features that can be enabled by changing preferences files (such as with the Finder) need to have new entries added into the plist file since they are 'hidden'.



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Extend Safari's History to a full year
Authored by: revdave on Jun 10, '05 08:39:25PM

Also did not have a 'days limit'.

As a matter of fact, I went so far as to delete the entire preference file and then let it recreate itself by booting up safari. When I quit safari and reloaded the preference file it was one quarter of this size and did not have any of these webkit parameters!

So the question is where did these parameters come from in the first place - since it seems that safari does not create them? Is it some kind of third-party application such as cocktail or tinkertool?



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Extend Safari's History to a full year
Authored by: stevecc on Aug 31, '05 12:46:36AM

Just add the missing line:

WebKitHistoryAgeInDaysLimit 365

I did and it works



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