X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

The back menu is missing

Posted

I am still seeing the back and forrword buttons, but not the little arrow that opens the dropdown menu allowing you to go back multible pages in 1 click.

Chosen solution

That button is removed in Firefox 4.0 and you can right click either Back or Forward button to open the history list of the current tab.
You can do the same in current Firefox 3 versions, so it was decided that the extra arrow button was no longer needed and only takes up space on the toolbar.

Read this answer in context 6

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • NPWLPG
  • OnLive Game Service Detector 1.0.7.246.60938
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
4.0b7
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
FoxReplace
0.12.2
true
fox@replace.fx
Adblock Plus
1.3.1
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
HP Smart Web Printing
4.51
false
smartwebprinting@hp.com
Feedback
1.0.3
true
testpilot@labs.mozilla.com
ReloadEvery
4.0.1
true
{888d99e7-e8b5-46a3-851e-1ec45da1e644}
TubeStop
1.5
true
tubestop@efinke.com
Status-4-Evar
2010.11.20.19
true
status4evar@caligonstudios.com
McAfee SiteAdvisor
3.2
true
{B7082FAA-CB62-4872-9106-E42DD88EDE45}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
Custom Value
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20101104131838
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:2.0b7
extensions.lastAppVersion
4.0b7
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
83863
places.last_vacuum
1282865821
print.print_printer
Canon MX860 series Printer (Wireless)
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_bgimages
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_command
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_downloadfonts
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_edge_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_edge_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_edge_top
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_footercenter
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_headercenter
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_headerright
&U
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_in_color
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_oddpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_orientation
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_paper_data
1
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_paper_height
11.00
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_paper_size_unit
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_paper_width
8.50
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_reversed
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_scaling
1.00
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_to_file
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Copy_1).print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_bgimages
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_command
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_downloadfonts
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_edge_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_edge_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_edge_top
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_footercenter
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_headercenter
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_headerright
&U
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_in_color
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_oddpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_orientation
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_page_delay
50
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_paper_data
1
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_paper_height
11.00
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_paper_size_unit
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_paper_width
8.50
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_reversed
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_scaling
1.00
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_to_file
false
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MX860_series_Printer_(Wireless).print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Vendor ID
8086
Device ID
2a42
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
igdumd64 igd10umd64 igdumdx32 igd10umd32
Driver Version
8.15.10.1883
Driver Date
8-27-2009
Direct2D Enabled
false
DirectWrite Enabled
false
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/5

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10753 solutions 96760 answers

Chosen Solution

That button is removed in Firefox 4.0 and you can right click either Back or Forward button to open the history list of the current tab.
You can do the same in current Firefox 3 versions, so it was decided that the extra arrow button was no longer needed and only takes up space on the toolbar.

the-edmeister
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3196 solutions 24401 answers

{Ctrl + Left-arrow} still works for going back one page, and {Ctrl + Right-arrow} will go forward one page, which has always worked in Firefox.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10753 solutions 96760 answers

That should be Alt + Left-arrow and Alt + Right-arrow to go Back or Forward.

cccooo 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

I do not think it is a good idea. Without the little arrow you must take more clicks and finger move( specially when using touchpad on notebook,it is a pain leaving touchpad to get right click). It cost too much.All you get is is just a little toobar space,and what you lose is the Time

artronic 0 solutions 1 answers

Actually, in addition to the right-click, holding the button down for 1 second with the left mouse button also works, at least in beta 7.