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How do I go back to a previous page when I am surfing the web; I;m used to having the "back" arrow!

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In Internet Explorer, I have BACK and FORWARD arrows when searching the internet, such as in checking out a site like Walmart.com for a catalog item, but in Mozilla, I can't seem to go back to a previous page without losing the entire program. There MUST be a secret that I am missing..... Help!

In Internet Explorer, I have BACK and FORWARD arrows when searching the internet, such as in checking out a site like Walmart.com for a catalog item, but in Mozilla, I can't seem to go back to a previous page without losing the entire program. There MUST be a secret that I am missing..... Help!

Chosen solution

Do you have the toolbar with the URL? If that bar is missing, try one of these to restore it:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Navigation Toolbar
  • tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Navigation Toolbar

If you don't have any menus or toolbars, try the F11 key, which switches between full screen and normal views.

Can you get the button?


If you have the Navigation Toolbar but the button is missing, you can restore the default layout using the Customize feature. Either:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Customize
  • tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Customize

In the dialog, click the Restore Default Set button.

Any luck?


By the way, by default, these keyboard shortcuts also will navigate "back":

  • Backspace key, when you're not in an editing control (this can be disabled if it causes problems, see browser.backspace_action)
  • Alt+Left Arrow (Alt+Right Arrow goes Forward)
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Chosen Solution

Do you have the toolbar with the URL? If that bar is missing, try one of these to restore it:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Navigation Toolbar
  • tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Navigation Toolbar

If you don't have any menus or toolbars, try the F11 key, which switches between full screen and normal views.

Can you get the button?


If you have the Navigation Toolbar but the button is missing, you can restore the default layout using the Customize feature. Either:

  • right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Customize
  • tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Customize

In the dialog, click the Restore Default Set button.

Any luck?


By the way, by default, these keyboard shortcuts also will navigate "back":

  • Backspace key, when you're not in an editing control (this can be disabled if it causes problems, see browser.backspace_action)
  • Alt+Left Arrow (Alt+Right Arrow goes Forward)
Do you have the toolbar with the URL? If that bar is missing, try one of these to restore it: * right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Navigation Toolbar * tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Navigation Toolbar If you don't have any menus or toolbars, try the F11 key, which switches between full screen and normal views. Can you get the button? ---- If you have the Navigation Toolbar but the button is missing, you can restore the default layout using the Customize feature. Either: * right-click a blank area of the tab bar > Customize * tap the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar > View > Toolbars > Customize In the dialog, click the Restore Default Set button. Any luck? ---- By the way, by default, these keyboard shortcuts also will navigate "back": * Backspace key, when you're not in an editing control (this can be disabled if it causes problems, see [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.backspace_action browser.backspace_action]) * Alt+Left Arrow (Alt+Right Arrow goes Forward)

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The help I got with the missing back arrow was perfect! The instructions were very clear with alternative suggestions to try. Thank you so much! Anyone having trouble with a missing back arrow in Firefox, you can rely on the suggestions given. I have nothing to add, it was just right!

The help I got with the missing back arrow was perfect! The instructions were very clear with alternative suggestions to try. Thank you so much! Anyone having trouble with a missing back arrow in Firefox, you can rely on the suggestions given. I have nothing to add, it was just right!