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The back button doesn't often work

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Often times when I click the back button, it doesn't work. I'll have to click it a lot and hope it brings me to the last page I was on. This is for any kind of site so I'm not sure why I'm experiencing this recently. Tried with all extensions disabled and nothing

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You can hold the left mouse button on the Back/forward buttons to open the tab session drop-down list. That way you can see what items are in the list and select the one you need. Note that you can middle-click or hold Ctrl and left-click to open a link in the list in a new tab like you can with other links.

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I get around this by; When I find a link I want to check out, I open it in a new tab/window. Then when I am done, I close it and am back where I started.