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Where is my Back/Forward List button?


The latest versions of Firefox 3 had the usual Back and Forward buttons along with a little drop-down arrow that produced a list of sites I've been to on that tab. Often, clicking that arrow and picking the page I wanted was simpler than clicking my way back through several pages. I can't find a way to add that arrow in Firefox 4. It's not in the list of toolbar buttons in the customize dialog. How can I get it back? Is it in the about:config list, and if so, what's it called?

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Whenever I use the Back or Forward buttons.

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A feature that was new in the latest versions of Firefox 3 has been dropped from Firefox 4. I want it back.

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Helpful Reply

You can get the drop down list by either right-clicking on the back/forward buttons, or holding down the left button until the list appears.

If you want the drop-down arrow you can add it with the Back/forward dropmarker add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/backforward-dropmarker