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What happened to the back button "drop down history"?

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In all previous versions there was a little drop down arrow by the Back/Forward buttons that showed the previous 15 to 20 pages visited and you could click on a page on the list to go to it without clicking the back button x number of times to go back to the page you wanted. Is there a setting in the "Preferences" to turn this back on? Why remove such a useful function?

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The drop-down button was removed from the Back/Forward icon in Firefox 4. You can do one of the following:

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The drop-down button was removed from the Back/Forward icon in Firefox 4. You can do one of the following:

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Thanks for the very quick response. The backforward-dropmarker addon did the trick. It sometimes seems disenginuous to complain about free software but I'm really not impressed with the new look. Anyway thanks for the quick reply Helper7677 and you have a very good weekend.

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You are welcome.

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I, personally, don't like the new drop down format. It always appears if you hover over the back/forward buttons more than a second. It gets annoying after a while. I prefer the drop down button.