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A keyboard shortcut for the back button history

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I would like to be able to open tab history (a drop-down that appears when right-clicking the back button) using a keyboard shortcut, Alt+Down for example. I think it's possible to add a custom shortcut using Surfingkeys extension, but I need a piece of code that invokes the drop-down. Would you be able to provide the code, or suggest an alternative for achieving what I'm after.

I would like to be able to open tab history (a drop-down that appears when right-clicking the back button) using a keyboard shortcut, Alt+Down for example. I think it's possible to add a custom shortcut using Surfingkeys extension, but I need a piece of code that invokes the drop-down. Would you be able to provide the code, or suggest an alternative for achieving what I'm after.
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cor-el
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You can reach this button via the Tab key, but this would require a lot of key presses.

  1. Alt + D or Ctrl + L to set focus to the location/address bar.
  2. press Shift+Tab until you see a focus ring around one of the B/F button.
  3. press the context menu button that you find in the block next to the Space bar to open the drop-down list.
You can reach this button via the Tab key, but this would require a lot of key presses. # Alt + D or Ctrl + L to set focus to the location/address bar. # press Shift+Tab until you see a focus ring around one of the B/F button. # press the context menu button that you find in the block next to the Space bar to open the drop-down list.
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Cor-el, thank you for your time. I do have a mouse though, and I will definitely use it if the alternative is a lot of key presses (I did try the way you suggest, and it took me about a dozen of them. It's a step in the right direction, for sure, that this was made possible at all, and enabled in Fx 69.)

Cor-el, thank you for your time. I do have a mouse though, and I will definitely use it if the alternative is a lot of key presses (I did try the way you suggest, and it took me about a dozen of them. It's a step in the right direction, for sure, that this was made possible at all, and enabled in Fx 69.)
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cor-el
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I think that in Firefox 70 you can use access keys to go to a specific button by pressing its first letters, so try to set focus to the location bar (Alt+D or Ctrl+L) and press the Tab key once to get the focus ring, then press 'BA' to go to the Back button and 'FO' to go to the Forward button.

I think that in Firefox 70 you can use access keys to go to a specific button by pressing its first letters, so try to set focus to the location bar (Alt+D or Ctrl+L) and press the Tab key once to get the focus ring, then press 'BA' to go to the Back button and 'FO' to go to the Forward button.
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I've already moved the back button to behind the address bar, so it's Alt+D,Tab,Tab,Context. Still too much. When I said "alternative", I meant "some way to have a *keyboard shortcut*", not just any workaround. Thank you.

I've already moved the back button to behind the address bar, so it's Alt+D,Tab,Tab,Context. Still too much. When I said "alternative", I meant "some way to have a *keyboard shortcut*", not just any workaround. Thank you.
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