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longer list in the back button

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Hi There,

If i have been through 100s of pages in 1 tab and I want to go back, say, 80 pages, I have to right click the back button and select the page at the bottom (the 14th page) and this will take me back 14 pages, then again, right click, on the back button and select the bottom page and again it takes me back another 14 pages, and again..... etc etc until I get to the page I want. My question is; How can I get a longer list of pages when I right click the back button, may be list of 30 pages, so when I click the bottom page this would take me back 30 pages? (see pic, I edited the pic to show you what I want to see, the long list) Many Thanks


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The maximum is hard coded as MAX_HISTORY_MENU_ITEMS.


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As a kind of blunt workaround, you could create a bookmarklet to jump back an arbitrary (or user-specified) number of pages in history. For example,


will trigger Firefox to jump to the 20th page back. Unfortunately, this is not a "best efforts" command, i.e., if there are only 18 previous pages, nothing will happen, Firefox won't jump back to the first page.

There is a bit of data available using


but that includes both back and forward history so it wouldn't work to adjust the length of a backward jump.

Anyway, it's a thought. Maybe there's an add-on for this.


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