Starting with version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Windows 10 introduced Timeline, which is a Task View extension that allows you to continue activities (such as web pages, documents, and applications) that you are working on in the past.
The most important thing is that since Timeline is already in place, it’s a feature primarily for Windows 10 apps like File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Office documents. This is partly due to the developers integrating this feature into their apps.
To get around this limitation on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Dominic Maas, a developer at SoundByte, created an extension that brings Timeline support to the two most popular web browsers on Windows 10. Including the Vivaldi browser.
In this tutorial, you will learn the steps to get started with the “Windows Timeline Assistant” extension that lists third-party web browser activities in the Timeline.
How to see Chrome and Firefox in action in the Timeline
If you want to see your Chrome or Firefox activity in the Timeline, you can use these steps:
- Use the one-click install button to add the “Windows Timeline Support” add-on on Chrome or Firefox.
- Click the extension icon in the address bar.
- Click the Sign in with your Microsoft Account option.
- Sign in with the Microsoft account credentials you’re using on Windows 10.
- Click the Yes button to allow the extension to access your account information.
Once you’ve completed the steps, you should be able to see your Chrome and Firefox activity in the Timeline.
What’s more, you can even push open tabs to other devices. Just click the widget icon in the address, click Open this page on another device, and select the computer you want to send the website to. The web page will then automatically open in the web browser currently open on the remote device.