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Integrating back, history and bookmarks in web browsers

, and . CHI '01: CHI '01 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, page 379--380. New York, NY, USA, ACM Press, (2001)

Abstract

Most Web browsers include Back, History and Bookmark facilities that simplify how people return to previously seen pages. While useful, these three facilities all operate on quite different underlying models, which undermines their usability. Our alternative revisitation system uses a single model of a recency-ordered history list to integrate Back, History and Bookmarks. Enhancements include: Back as a way to step through this list; implicit and explicit 'dog-ears' to mark pages on the list (replacing Bookmarks); searching/filtering the list through dynamic queries; and visual thumbnails to promote page recognition.

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