Users are often simultaneously engaged in a variety of online activities, requiring frequent switching between web pages, e.g., displayed in different tabs of a web browser application. Finding and navigating to a page from historical records can be slow and cumbersome, and it is not always possible to display pages in tabs when screen real estate is limited, e.g., when viewing web pages on a mobile device. Moreover, information on resources saved for later use is still present within the history and tab mechanisms, thus cluttering the user interface and making it more difficult to find the page of interest. This disclosure describes mechanisms to improve the UI and user experience to access previously visited web resources within a browser or app. To that end, the browser includes an expandable bottom bar that enables the user to display and filter pointers to browsed resources effectively and efficiently.
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Kuehne, Kerstin; Klayman, Melinda; and Norrie, Lauren, "Web Browser With Expandable Bar To Display A Timeline User Interface", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 19, 2019)