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I have lost my back and forward arrow buttons on the toolbar. Please advise.

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The back and forward arrows no longer appear on the toolbar. How can I get them back as its very frustrating to

Chosen solution

Hi,

Please try this: right-click the + after the last tab and Customize... or View (Alt + V) > Toolbars > Customize. In this mode you can move the various items around and see if the arrow buttons are hidden behind other buttons or toolbars. Also check if the arrow buttons are present in the Customize mini window and drag them back to the previous location, otherwise Restore Default Set and check again.

Customize Toolbars

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I first noticed the arrows missing on Thursday 1/5/12

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.14
  • Version 2.5.6.4871
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • 4.0.60129.0
  • WebEx General Plugin Container Version 170
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Pando Web Installer
  • Coupons Inc. Plugin
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 1996-2006 The VideoLAN Team, 2006-2009 Veetle, Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Plugin for viewing Sibelius(tm) music scores http://www.sibelius.com
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • npmnqmp 071502000008
  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1

More Information

I have rebooted and downloaded the latest updates...as recently as today.

Vivek 310 solutions 2084 answers

Chosen Solution

Hi,

Please try this: right-click the + after the last tab and Customize... or View (Alt + V) > Toolbars > Customize. In this mode you can move the various items around and see if the arrow buttons are hidden behind other buttons or toolbars. Also check if the arrow buttons are present in the Customize mini window and drag them back to the previous location, otherwise Restore Default Set and check again.

Customize Toolbars

...............................................................................................................................

Useful links:

All about Tools > Options

Going beyond Tools > Options - about:config

about:config Entries

Page Info Tools (Alt + T) > Page Info, Right-click > View Page Info

Keyboard Shortcuts

Viewing Video without Plugins

Firefox Profile Folder & Files

Firefox Commands

Basic Troubleshooting

After Upgrading

Safe Mode

Problematic Extensions

Troubleshooting Extensions and Themes

Troubleshooting Plugins

Testing Plugins

Modified by Vivek

Question owner

After fiddling with it for a few minutes I discovered it was the navigation bar that had mysteriously disappeared. Thank you for guiding me somewhere I had never visited before. :)