Tip: Add Your Chrome or Firefox Activity to Timeline

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 19 Comments

Thanks to a third-party browser add-on, you can now add your Chrome and Firefox web browsing to your Timeline in Windows 10. This is useful because Timeline only supports Microsoft’s own Edge browser by default.

“Sync your browsing history to Windows Timeline, push your active tab to another device,” Dominic Maas, the add-on’s developer tweeted, announcing the release. “Supports Firefox, Chrome & Vivaldi. Powered by the Microsoft Graph.”

(A number of blogs have reported on this release. I first found out about it from Neowin.)

So, this is obviously genius. Maas says that his work is currently beta quality and that he will add support for more features, such as site blacklisting.

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Comments (19)

19 responses to “Tip: Add Your Chrome or Firefox Activity to Timeline”

  1. Daekar

    Great find! Just installed, thanks for the heads up.

  2. lvthunder

    Speaking of timeline is there a way for you to be able to see a longer list and not have it show what you did on your other computer?

  3. I Khan

    Thank you Paul (and of course the Maker)

  4. bassoprofundo

    Thanks for this! Have switched to Edge since timeline but have to use FF as a default for work and Chrome for certain problematic sites, and this makes it easy to resume where I left off either at work or home.

  5. Maktaba

    No thanks. I don’t want my browser history to be sent back to the developer.

  6. ianhead

    Too bad timeline doesn't work properly on domain accounts

  7. IanYates82

    I'd been wanting something like this. Thanks

  8. spewak

    This is genius. It is so cool how my earlier timeline history is attributed to the Edge browser and with this addon for Firefox, the new ones are indeed attributed to Firefox...

  9. VancouverNinja

    Yeah...no thanks. Edge is still way better than the other two options ? . Maybe it's due to my having the insider builds but I honestly can't see the appeal of Chrome let alone Firefox at this point.

    • CoreyP

      In reply to VancouverNinja:

      Extensions are miles ahead of Edge in Chrome. Unfortunately Chrome is awful with two-finger track-pad zoom.

      • VancouverNinja

        In reply to CoreyP:

        I have all the extensions I need in Edge right now. I think for most people Edge has what they need in terms of extensions. The way Chrome renders is different and you can see it if you have a very large page, maybe that's why it doesn't handle the track pad zoom thing well? I would think it would be a piece of cake since you can go and manually zoom it easy enough.

    • mebby

      In reply to VancouverNinja:

      I mostly use Edge but I use Firefox, Chrome and IE as well. Firefox and Chrome since some sites don't behave as well in Edge. And because I wierdly like using more than one browser at the same time. IE is work-related.

    • Darekmeridian

      In reply to VancouverNinja:

      I can't believe you actually said Edge is better than the other two options. It's just beginning to catch up to the other two and that's on the Insider builds.

      • VancouverNinja

        In reply to Darekmeridian:

        I can't relate to Chrome being better or Firefox. With Firefox I feel I am using a browser from the early 2000's. As for Chrome I dislike its interface, especially it's menu system and I prefer how much quicker Edge is. With Edge I use the inking, the forwarding feature all day long, and now i have little library of books that i am reading between my PC and iPhone in Edge.

        Edge really is in another productivity league in my opinion. The other two just feel like dinosaurs.

        • Darekmeridian

          In reply to VancouverNinja:

          All the things you mentioned above are available in Firefox Quantum (the dinosaur) except the inking feature, which is supported via several plugins.

          I admit the Firefox interface could use a little polish it's a little blocky to me but fits into the Windows 10 look, but that's a whole other discussion.

  10. Nicholas Kathrein

    Very cool! Just downloaded this. I'm not switching from Chrome. I gots all the RAM!

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