Up until recently I was able to right-click the back button in Firefox. This opened a menu of previous pages you were on in this browser tab. It was very useful because you didn't have to press back multiple times (Sometimes accidentally one too many), because you could just select the page you want. It also was a great way to counter websites with redirect pages that were still stored in your history. Pressing the back button would make you go to the redirect page, making you go to the page you were on again. With this tab history, you were able to skip the redirect page altogether.

But I noticed recently that this feature was unavailable now. Is this intentionally removed from Firefox? Or is this a bug? Is there a way to get it back?

I am using FF 56.0b6 (64bit)

  • It has not been removed - it is still there in FF 55.0.3. – DavidPostill Aug 26 '17 at 15:02
  • @DavidPostill I am on FF 56.0b6. I will put that in the question. – coolcat007 Aug 26 '17 at 15:04

It's working for me. Have you got any themes or extensions that may be conflicting? FF 56+ is undergoing major internal changes at the moment as they move to multi-process and WebExtensions, so you may want to test on a fresh profile to rule that out.

Screenshot of history menu

  • I waited and updated to the newest version. By around v57 it didn't really show this behavior anymore, apart from on a few occasions. And hey, it was a beta build after all, so as you said the major updates are bound to break stuff. At least it seems to be fixed now. – coolcat007 Feb 3 '18 at 8:36

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