Privacy setting to automatically forget/prune old history entries
Submitted by Jean-François Fortin Tam
So, much like the file manager's trash*, I shouldn't have to "manage" my browser's history to maintain good performance and results relevance. Epiphany should either be fully automatic in that regard or provide a "privacy" setting in its preferences dialog (or GNOME's Privacy settings) to let me set unused history entries to be pruned after 7, 30, 60, 90, 180 days. Right now I have entries dating back to 2015 (whenever I last remembered to manually prune my browser history to regain speed and clarity) and I would never ever need them. If I need to find something I haven't consulted in months, I could just use search engines.
*: a very very old human-computer interaction article of mine (http://open-source.ecchi.ca/?voir=articles/dont_care_about_trash) was mostly what led to Nautilus/GSD having an automatic trash pruning capability in recent GNOME releases, which is very satisfying. GTK's "Recently used" files also has this functionality.
Version: 3.22.x (obsolete)