We have seen how in the latest version of Windows 10, the update released in April 2018, has been added a feature that shows the history of all the activities done on the computer, very convenient to resume pending jobs, recent documents and other files that had been opened.
In addition, the activity history is synchronized between all Windows 10 PCs that are accessed with the same account, so you can continue working on any PC that you own.
All of this is inside the Windows 10 task viewer, accessible by pressing the button with three rectangles next to the start menu or even by pressing the Windows and Tab keys together.
The only limit of this viewer, called by Microsoft “Timeline”, is that while it includes the history of sites visited with Microsoft Edge, it does not integrate instead with Chrome and Firefox, which are then the two most used browsers.
Waiting for further official updates at Microsoft, we thought an independent developer to cover this limit, making it possible to view and synchronize the history of Chrome and Firefox browsers in the Timeline of Windows 10.
Once the extension is installed, click on its button in the extension bar and log in to the Microsoft account, with the same credentials used in Windows 10.
The extension box will then ask for different permissions to use Microsoft account data, necessary to make integration work.
Once the login is active, Windows 10 immediately synchronizes each new tab opened in Chrome and Firefox on its Timeline and you can open the task viewer to reopen recently visited websites.
By pressing the extension key you can also open the current page on other Windows computers or tablets, see recent activities directly in the box and open the Microsoft account activity page, so you can delete the recorded history when you want.
While this is a great feature of Windows 10, it is clearly a nice open door in terms of privacy, for those who use the same PC at home or in the family.