Google Chrome stores complete text of pages. How do I access this cache?
August 18, 2010 4:21 PM Subscribe
Do you use the Google Chrome browser? Try this: Open the history page, and search for a term. The resulting list will include not just the pages that have the term in their page's title or URL; it will also include pages that have the term in the actual text
This indicates that somewhere, Chrome is actually storing the text of all web pages you visit. (This is backed up by the fact that the search-results page shows you snippets from the results.) So here's the thing: I want to see the whole page
of cached text, not just snippets.
posted by Alaska Jack to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This would be useful for offline access, webpages that have been deleted, and probably other things as well.
I assume that Chrome is storing the text in some kind of lightweight database. So it must be trivially easy to extract and view this text, perhaps by means of an extension. And yet I haven't been able to figure out a way to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions?