Meet the Session History Tree Developer

Why was Session History Tree created?

This concept is something I thought about for many years. There's a history feature that lets you see every page visited in the past N days, but without any real structure (there are dates, but no way to tell which pages were visited from which other pages); and there's a session history that lets you see and revisit pages visited in the current session, but any forward pages are lost when you go somewhere else. Why not have a navigable tree?

It wasn't until early 2011, with some add-on development experience on my part, not to mention the release of Firefox 4 which has all the necessary features, that I was able to realize the concept.

What's next for Session History Tree

Currently, I'm working on a better interface than the forward/back context menu, which I've always realized is confusing, and which is also completely keyboard-inaccessible. The new interface should be in a sidebar and respond to arrow keys among other things, and it should be easier to comprehend. A beta is now available on the development channel at https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/session-history-tree/#beta-channel

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Daniel Dawson
Location Spokane, WA
User since July 26, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 6 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars