Move back faster in your browser

The most commonly used feature in Internet browsers is the back button. All browsers today also support the ability of going back to any recently visited page. To access this feature either click on the small down arrow next to the back buttons (as shown in the picture below) or hold the back button down.

Down arrow next to back button 

Holding the back button down or click the down arrow shows the most recent pages you've visited and allow you to go back to the page of your choice. This feature is especially helpful for those pesky pages that forward you to another page each time you press the back button or for any time you need to go back more than one page.

Chrome back buttonThe picture is an example of the Google Chrome back button which displays the back menu when holding down the mouse button. Instead of clicking the back button once, click and hold the mouse button down until a menu appears. Once this menu appears, click on any of the links to go back to that page.

Bonus tip: The browser can go back even further than what is shown in the menu. If the page you're wanting to go back to is even further back then the pages shown, click the last page and then repeat the above steps again until you get back to where you need to go.

Additional information

  • See our back, browser, and Internet definitions for further information and related links on these terms.