A history search refers to the process of searching for a specific entry in the list of websites that the Web browser recorded during earlier browsing sessions. Users can perform a history search by accessing the History section through the Settings menu and typing the query in the search field.
Users can also access the History section of the Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers by pressing the H key while holding down Ctrl. In addition to website and download history, Google Chrome also allows users to search the browsing history of mobile devices that share the same Google account. Users can locate the desired entry via the time stamps by manually navigating through the list. They can also look for it directly via the search field.