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The "Forward" button disappeared. WHY?!???

The "Forward" button disappeared. WHY?!???

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If you clicked Back and the page you went back to automatically went forward to something different, the old forward history is gone. You will need to check regular history in that case. But that should be rare; most sites do not do that.

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Happy112
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Hi  !

The Forward button is only shown when necessary. Instead of showing a Forward button that doesn't do anything when you click it because it's greyed out , the Forward button is hidden until you have a page to travel forward to.

When you need it (when there is page to go forward to) - doesn't it show  ?

Also : Is there a special reason why you are running a very old Firefox version  ?

Hi ! The Forward button is only shown when necessary. Instead of showing a Forward button that doesn't do anything when you click it because it's greyed out , the Forward button is hidden until you have a page to travel forward to. When you need it (when there is page to go forward to) - doesn't it show ? Also : Is there a special reason why you are running a very old Firefox version ?

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Pkshadow
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No idea. You should be running Firefox Extended Release Version 52.4.1 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ Please update as you are running a unsupported browser version.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

No idea. You should be running Firefox Extended Release Version 52.4.1 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ Please update as you are running a unsupported browser version. Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
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Happy112 said

Hi  ! The Forward button is only shown when necessary.

Hi.

I wrote here AFTER I missed it when it should be. I went to a new page but glimpsed a news title that let me press "Back". And, of course, after that I moved the mouse pointer to press "Forward" - and it was not there! (Yesterday it was!??) so I had to write down the needed address for a second time.

BTW, I "stopped" on version 47 because 51 managed to clear my last sessions and some other information. So please - just turn back 47 the way it was when it was the newest one. Thanks in advance.

''Happy112 [[#answer-1024573|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi ! The Forward button is only shown when necessary. </blockquote> Hi. I wrote here AFTER I missed it when it should be. I went to a new page but glimpsed a news title that let me press "Back". And, of course, after that I moved the mouse pointer to press "Forward" - and it was not there! (Yesterday it was!??) so I had to write down the needed address for a second time. BTW, I "stopped" on version 47 because 51 managed to clear my last sessions and some other information. So please - just turn back 47 the way it was when it was the newest one. Thanks in advance.
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jscher2000
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If you clicked Back and the page you went back to automatically went forward to something different, the old forward history is gone. You will need to check regular history in that case. But that should be rare; most sites do not do that.

If you clicked Back and the page you went back to automatically went forward to something different, the old forward history is gone. You will need to check regular history in that case. But that should be rare; most sites do not do that.
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myfeedback said

The "Forward" button disappeared. WHY?!???

jscher2000 said

If you clicked Back and the page you went back to automatically went forward to something different, the old forward history is gone. You will need to check regular history in that case. But that should be rare; most sites do not do that.

Thank You. Perhaps this is some rare case from the new design of the first site. When I return like this I usually press to open the interesting link in new tab exactly to avoid loosing Forward. I cannot reproduse it right now but will try to watch carefully next time. Some sites behave more and more odd recently. :-/

''myfeedback [[#question-1183055|said]]'' <blockquote> The "Forward" button disappeared. WHY?!??? </blockquote> ''jscher2000 [[#answer-1024649|said]]'' <blockquote> If you clicked Back and the page you went back to automatically went forward to something different, the old forward history is gone. You will need to check regular history in that case. But that should be rare; most sites do not do that. </blockquote> Thank You. Perhaps this is some rare case from the new design of the first site. When I return like this I usually press to open the interesting link in new tab exactly to avoid loosing Forward. I cannot reproduse it right now but will try to watch carefully next time. Some sites behave more and more odd recently. :-/
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cor-el
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Note that you can do a long left click on either back and forward button to open the drop-down list. You can middle-click an item in the drop-down list to open the page in a new tab just like you can with other links.

Note that you can do a long left click on either back and forward button to open the drop-down list. You can middle-click an item in the drop-down list to open the page in a new tab just like you can with other links.
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cor-el said

Note that you can do a long left click on either back and forward button to open the drop-down list. You can middle-click an item in the drop-down list to open the page in a new tab just like you can with other links.

Thank You, but this is most usefull when the buttons are there - not like the new appearing "when necessary" Forward.

''cor-el [[#answer-1024843|said]]'' <blockquote> Note that you can do a long left click on either back and forward button to open the drop-down list. You can middle-click an item in the drop-down list to open the page in a new tab just like you can with other links. </blockquote> Thank You, but this is most usefull when the buttons are there - not like the new appearing "when necessary" Forward.
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cor-el
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It doesn't matter which of the two buttons you click to see the tab history because both how the same list with a bullet on the current item, but when the forward button isn't there then this means that you can't go forward, but you can use it to open any item in the list in a new tab without affecting the history of the tab.

It doesn't matter which of the two buttons you click to see the tab history because both how the same list with a bullet on the current item, but when the forward button isn't there then this means that you can't go forward, but you can use it to open any item in the list in a new tab without affecting the history of the tab.
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