I keep forgetting how terrible "Places" is in . Any interaction with history or bookmarks blocks the main thread, and if, say, you want to auto-delete history after a time period, you (a) need an extension, and (b) should expect it to take *literally hours* with a moderately-sized history (e.g., my places.sqlite is 50MB and firefox has been spinning for about 10 minutes at 100% CPU trying to delete around 1000 records).

I feel like I could just do this myself with some DELETE statements in SQLite without involving this whole awful JavaScript extension API, but the schema in places.sqlite is bonkers.

Show thread

@gudenau You can delete *recent* history (in case you accidentally, uh, open up a site that shouldn't be in your history) but there's no way to say "only remember history for N days" as far as I know

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!