Is it possible for a Chrome Extension to get a user's full browsing history?

Question!

I'm looking for a yes / no answer here.

I've gathered that it's possible to get the pages linked to by 'back' and 'forward' buttons but I'm looking for a list of all the entries. I won't know the domains ahead of time, so if I needed to use a search parameter it would need to be a wildcard.

I was hoping there'd be some HTML5 permission similar to geolocation or microphone / webcam recording, but I'm seeing Chrome Extensions as the promising approach to get these enhanced permissions. Not to bash other browsers, it's just what I personally use.



Answers

Yes it is using the history api: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/history

chrome.history.search({text: '', maxResults: 10}, function(data) {
    data.forEach(function(page) {
        console.log(page.url);
    });
});

from: How to get browsing history using history API in Chrome extension

By : Noah


It looks like this is a known issue with the plugin:

"When I flip it to the back, which is the long sidebar, it doesn't expand the container to fill the sidebar. Instead it just overlaps the content..."

You can follow the status on the github issue page.

Maybe you'd be interested in CSS flip tricks instead? Here is a cool example from David Walsh

/* simple */

.flip-container {
  -webkit-perspective: 1000;
  -moz-perspective: 1000;
  -ms-perspective: 1000;
  perspective: 1000;
  -ms-transform: perspective(1000px);
  -moz-transform: perspective(1000px);
  -moz-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -ms-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
}
/*
			.flip-container:hover .flipper, .flip-container.hover .flipper, #flip-toggle.flip .flipper {
				-webkit-transform: rotateY(180deg);
				-moz-transform: rotateY(180deg);
				-ms-transform: rotateY(180deg);
				transform: rotateY(180deg);
				filter: FlipH;
    			-ms-filter: "FlipH";
			}
			*/

/* START: Accommodating for IE */

.flip-container:hover .back,
.flip-container.hover .back {
  -webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -o-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  transform: rotateY(0deg);
}
.flip-container:hover .front,
.flip-container.hover .front {
  -webkit-transform: rotateY(180deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateY(180deg);
  -o-transform: rotateY(180deg);
  transform: rotateY(180deg);
}
/* END: Accommodating for IE */

.flip-container,
.front,
.back {
  width: 320px;
  height: 427px;
}
.flipper {
  -webkit-transition: 0.6s;
  -webkit-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -ms-transition: 0.6s;
  -moz-transition: 0.6s;
  -moz-transform: perspective(1000px);
  -moz-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -ms-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  transition: 0.6s;
  transform-style: preserve-3d;
  position: relative;
}
.front,
.back {
  -webkit-backface-visibility: hidden;
  -moz-backface-visibility: hidden;
  -ms-backface-visibility: hidden;
  backface-visibility: hidden;
  -webkit-transition: 0.6s;
  -webkit-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -moz-transition: 0.6s;
  -moz-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -moz-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -o-transition: 0.6s;
  -o-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -o-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -ms-transition: 0.6s;
  -ms-transform-style: preserve-3d;
  -ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  transition: 0.6s;
  transform-style: preserve-3d;
  transform: rotateY(0deg);
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
}
.front {
  -webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  -ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);
  background: lightgreen;
  z-index: 2;
}
.back {
  background: lightblue;
  -webkit-transform: rotateY(-180deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateY(-180deg);
  -o-transform: rotateY(-180deg);
  -ms-transform: rotateY(-180deg);
  transform: rotateY(-180deg);
}
.front .name {
  font-size: 2em;
  display: inline-block;
  background: rgba(33, 33, 33, 0.9);
  color: #f8f8f8;
  font-family: Courier;
  padding: 5px 10px;
  border-radius: 5px;
  bottom: 60px;
  left: 25%;
  position: absolute;
  text-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.05em #333;
  display: none;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(-20deg);
  -moz-transform: rotate(-20deg);
  -ms-transform: rotate(-20deg);
  transform: rotate(-20deg);
}
.back-logo {
  position: absolute;
  top: 40px;
  left: 90px;
  width: 160px;
  height: 117px;
  background: url(logo.png) 0 0 no-repeat;
}
.back-title {
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #00304a;
  position: absolute;
  top: 180px;
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  text-align: center;
  text-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.05em #acd7e5;
  font-family: Courier;
  font-size: 22px;
}
.back p {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 40px;
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 0 20px;
  font-size: 18px;
}
/* vertical */

.vertical.flip-container {
  position: relative;
}
.vertical .back {
  -webkit-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  -ms-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  transform: rotateX(180deg);
}
.vertical.flip-container .flipper {
  -webkit-transform-origin: 100% 213.5px;
  -moz-transform-origin: 100% 213.5px;
  -ms-transform-origin: 100% 213.5px;
  transform-origin: 100% 213.5px;
}
/*
			.vertical.flip-container:hover .flipper {
				-webkit-transform: rotateX(-180deg);
				-moz-transform: rotateX(-180deg);
				-ms-transform: rotateX(-180deg);
				transform: rotateX(-180deg);
			}
			*/

/* START: Accommodating for IE */

.vertical.flip-container:hover .back,
.vertical.flip-container.hover .back {
  -webkit-transform: rotateX(0deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateX(0deg);
  -o-transform: rotateX(0deg);
  -ms-transform: rotateX(0deg);
  transform: rotateX(0deg);
}
.vertical.flip-container:hover .front,
.vertical.flip-container.hover .front {
  -webkit-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  -moz-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  -o-transform: rotateX(180deg);
  transform: rotateX(180deg);
}
/* END: Accommodating for IE */
<p>Mouse over the image below to see it flip!</p>

<h2>Styled Card (Horizontal Flip)</h2>
<div class="flip-container" ontouchstart="this.classList.toggle('hover');">
  <div class="flipper">
    <div class="front" style="background: url(https://davidwalsh.name/demo/dwflip.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat;">
      <span class="name">David Walsh</span>
    </div>
    <div class="back" style="background:#f8f8f8;">
      <div class="back-logo"></div>
      <div class="back-title">@davidwalshblog</div>
      <p>Mozilla Web Developer, MooTools & jQuery Consultant, MooTools Core Developer, Javascript Fanatic, CSS Tinkerer, PHP Hacker, and web lover.</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<br />
<br />

<h2>Styled Card (Vertical Flip)</h2>
<div class="flip-container vertical" ontouchstart="this.classList.toggle('hover');">
  <div class="flipper">
    <div class="front" style="background: url(https://davidwalsh.name/demo/dwflip.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat;">
      <span class="name">David Walsh</span>
    </div>
    <div class="back" style="background:#f8f8f8;">
      <div class="back-logo"></div>
      <div class="back-title">@davidwalshblog</div>
      <p>Mozilla Web Developer, MooTools & jQuery Consultant, MooTools Core Developer, Javascript Fanatic, CSS Tinkerer, PHP Hacker, and web lover.</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<br />
<br />


<h2>Toggle Flip (Horizontal)</h2>
<div class="flip-container" id="flip-toggle">
  <div class="flipper">
    <div class="front" style="background: url(https://davidwalsh.name/demo/dwflip.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat;">
      <span class="name">David Walsh</span>
    </div>
    <div class="back" style="background:#f8f8f8;">
      <div class="back-logo"></div>
      <div class="back-title">@davidwalshblog</div>
      <p>Mozilla Web Developer, MooTools & jQuery Consultant, MooTools Core Developer, Javascript Fanatic, CSS Tinkerer, PHP Hacker, and web lover.</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<button onclick="document.querySelector('#flip-toggle').classList.toggle('hover');" class="sexyButton">Toggle Flip</button>
<br />
<br />

<h2>Just The Basics (Horizontal Flip)</h2>
<!-- card -->
<div class="flip-container" ontouchstart="this.classList.toggle('hover');">
  <div class="flipper">
    <div class="front">
      front
    </div>
    <div class="back">
      back
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<br />
<br />



You can add (almost) 180 before the modulus, and subtract it later.

Not exactly 180 because then you would get -180 instead of 180.

var val = 0;
for(var i=0; i<8; ++i) {
  console.log(val = (val + 90 + 179) % 360 - 179);
}

By : Oriol


This video can help you solving your question :)
By: admin