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I like the general idea, but

there are a couple of issues (the first of which has been pointed out already) which I still think needs to be addressed. While it is reasonably easy to classify something as spam/ads/evil-scripts/... or not, it isn't that easy to classify revealing/nudity/porn/etc. as offensive (and needs to be hidden) and inoffensive (and can sit idly in one's browser history). Therefore:

How can anyone be sure this system is comprehensively removing everything they want removed? If you have to go through your history to make sure, the idea dies because of the work involved.

What if it starts removing things you want your awesomebar to remember, but the morality police somewhere else deemed it evil? If you have to go through your history to make sure, the idea dies because of the work involved.

I suggest just using a separate login/browser/window/profile/whatever for porn/whateveryouwanthidden and just wiping it clean after you're done. It's highly modal and it's a pain, but it works. Like vi.

But don't you actually want the history/etc. functionality in all the sites you browse, for the same navigational reasons as it exists in the first place?

If the idea is history-segregation, which it generally seems to be, I'd say the solution is multiple profiles. Browse for your porn in porn-profile mode, browse for your subversive political materials in revolutionary-mode, and do your normal office browsing in office. Then just make sure you're never using porn- or revolutionary-mode profile when someone's looking over your shoulder.

If your browser can't deal with multiple profiles easily, just use multiple browsers, firefox+epiphany or something.


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