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Can't go "back", and no search window

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I have to keep using Google as Firefox doesn't provide a search window - just a lot of preferences I don't use. Also there is no "back" button so I have to close everything and re open to go back to a previous page. I wish I'd never installed this Mozilla thing..it acts as if it's worse than useless....I mean,.. can't go back????? I read an email from my inbox then have to close hotmail to get back to my inbox....Gooogle does not do this. It gives a search box and I can navigate back to previous pages....what planet are mozilla on?? All full of promises of easy navigation and what you really get is a tumour. I think it's best to uninstall now on irritation factor alone - I'll take a chance on "missing" all the "wonderful features" since like Apple and M$ , the fundamentals and basic requirements of procedure are obscured or unuseable.

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Please see this - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/

The "Back" button and the Search Bar are on the same toolbar. Did you inadvertently hide that toolbar?

Are you aware that {Alt + left-arrow} will "go back" one page in history?
And that the URL Bar / Location Bar can be used for searches?

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Please see this - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/

The "Back" button and the Search Bar are on the same toolbar. Did you inadvertently hide that toolbar?

Are you aware that {Alt + left-arrow} will "go back" one page in history?
And that the URL Bar / Location Bar can be used for searches?

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Thank you for your swift response. Having never seen a mozilla search window/menu, I can now assume that your diagnosis is probably correct. I must have somehow skip-clicked something in the style of unreadable ballon messages that are gone by the the time the eyes alight on where it was! Or, I've had multiple windows open and mis-clicked something. I apologise for my rant-like demeanour in my first post, I assure you it was born of frustration and no other motive. I have had to change all my usual methods and programs in order to satisfy the payment facility of British Gas. I have tried to use their 1st s/e preference which is IE. (Every version of IE for 20 or more years has failed on any system I've had!) IE breaks up my system stability and my routine methods. So I'm trying Firefox and have gotten off to a bad start! Thanks for your apposite advice.