Firefox 8 is missing my magic arrow
December 27, 2011 6:06 AM   Subscribe

My work computer just upgraded to Firefox 8 (which I've had at home for a while and that's been fine) and I can't figure out how to do this one thing it did in old Firefox. So in whatever version I was using previously, I could click on a tiny downward-pointing arrow on a tab (or right near a tab, I don't remember, or maybe right near the back button) and get to that tab's recent history, so I could go back to recent searches or whatever else (the regular Recent History doesn't work for this, as I have multiple tabs open at a time, and the titles appear the same on my internal database). How do I bring this magic arrow back to new Firefox? I really need to be able to view a specific tab's recent history.
posted by leesh to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: If I understand your question correctly, holding the back button down for a second or two might do the trick.
posted by box at 6:11 AM on December 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Right-clicking on the back/forward buttons while keeping a tab in focus will bring up the history for that tab.
posted by Gyan at 6:12 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Both of those things do exactly what I needed!! THANK YOU.
posted by leesh at 6:21 AM on December 27, 2011

Also, if you have a scroll mouse, if you right click and then scroll up you get the history of that tab. (Right click and the scroll down gives you all the current tabs.)
posted by inigo2 at 7:10 AM on December 27, 2011

yesssssssssssss I HAVE BEEN THINKING THIS QUESTION SO HARD thank you!!!!!!!!!!
posted by prefpara at 2:13 PM on December 27, 2011

Thanks, Gyan, for a new method!
posted by IAmBroom at 11:16 PM on December 27, 2011

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