Looking for a new "how'd I get here?"
November 15, 2012 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Is there a replacement for the "how'd I get here" Firefox add-on?

The "how'd I get here" button was like the back button, but worked across tabs. ie: it would take me to the page with the link I'd opened the tab from.

Unfortunately a few versions ago it stopped being supported. Apparently because of a change in the way Firefox passes information when opening new tabs.

Is there another, current, addon that will provide the same or similar functionality?
posted by Lorc to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In FF, if you right-click on the page and select "View Page Info," it tells you the referring URL. Would that work?
posted by paperback version at 2:20 PM on November 15, 2012

paperback version, that's kind of lame - visiting the History of the browser almost does more than that, since you can follow those links (unlike the Page Info window).

Ought to be easy to write, but I'm no good at JS. Curious that someone else hasn't done this, though.

My wish list is just a bit more: I'd like a clickable link back to the originating page that contains the line of text that referred me here, as context. So, if I click on paperback version above, when that user profile page comes up, there's a floating tab atop that reads
posted by paperback version at 5:20 PM on November 15 [+] [!] [quote]No other comments..

I'd find it helpful, and the data exists to make it work, but again: JavaScript is not my thing.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:33 PM on November 15, 2012

I use Tab History Redux. It works OK, but as the reviews note it's recently started acting a bit oddly at times.
posted by Lexica at 7:36 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you, Lexica!
posted by IAmBroom at 12:41 PM on November 16, 2012

That looks a likely suspect; thanks Lexica.
posted by Lorc at 1:27 PM on November 16, 2012

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