Safari’s browsing history doesn’t resolve redirected links

| Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

With the increasing amount of short links and referring links on the Internet, the browsing history in Safari is starting to become useless. This has been the case for shortened links for a while, but recently I noticed that search results clicked on Google aren’t correctly resolved in the browser history, either (see the above picture).

Google’s Chrome browser and many Twitter clients are able to correctly resolve and show redirected URL the user intended to visit, so why can’t Safari?

Kinda defeats the purpose of a browser history, doesn’t it.

Update: Hurrah, we found a Safari plugin that fixes the problem!

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