Note: Advice in this article will only work for JxBrowser 6. See the corresponding article for JxBrowser 7 here.

JxBrowser provides API for working with navigation history. Using this API you can get information about navigation entries, got to entry at specified index, remove navigation entries, etc.

Note: When you create Browser instance it navigates to the about:blank web page by default, so there's always one entry in navigation history.

Receiving navigation entry count

Returns the number of entries in the back/forward list. 

int entryCount = browser.getNavigationEntryCount();


Index of the current navigation entry

Returns index of the current navigation entry in the back/forward list. 

int index = browser.getCurrentNavigationEntryIndex();


Navigating to the entry at index

Navigates to the entry at a specific index in the back/forward list. 



Removing the entry at index

Removes navigation entry from the back/forward list at a specific index. 

boolean success = browser.removeNavigationEntryAtIndex(index);


Getting information about navigation entry

Prints information about the navigation entry at specific index. 

NavigationEntry navigationEntry = browser.getNavigationEntryAtIndex(index);
System.out.println("URL = " + navigationEntry.getURL());
System.out.println("Original URL = " + navigationEntry.getOriginalURL());
System.out.println("Title = " + navigationEntry.getTitle());

Clearing entire navigation history

import com.teamdev.jxbrowser.chromium.Browser;
import com.teamdev.jxbrowser.chromium.Callback;
import com.teamdev.jxbrowser.chromium.swing.BrowserView;

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

 * The sample demonstrates how to clear entire navigation history.
public class ClearHistorySample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Browser browser = new Browser();
        BrowserView view = new BrowserView(browser);

        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.add(view, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        frame.setSize(800, 600);

        loadURLAndWaitReady(browser, "");
        loadURLAndWaitReady(browser, "");

        // Returns the number of entries in the back/forward list.
        int entryCount = browser.getNavigationEntryCount();
        // Remove navigation entries at index.
        for (int i = entryCount - 2; i >= 0; i--) {
            boolean success = browser.removeNavigationEntryAtIndex(i);
            System.out.println("Navigation entry at index " + i +
                    " has been removed successfully? " + success);

    private static void loadURLAndWaitReady(Browser browser, final String url) {
        Browser.invokeAndWaitFinishLoadingMainFrame(browser, new Callback<Browser>() {
            public void invoke(Browser value) {