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Browse Safari's history via previous and next buttons Web Browsers
If you click and hold the Safari back button, the history list pops up underneath it. While not exactly earth-shattering, it was news to me and quicker than the history menu.

[Editor's note: In addition to the site's name, you'll also see its site icon (or the generic URL icon) in the pop-up list. And yes, this is a simple tip, and I know it works in some other browsers, but I hadn't seen it mentioned for Safari yet.]
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Authored by: bjast on Jan 31, '03 10:31:04AM

Thanks for publishing this. I had no idea this was possible and I use Safari all the time. This will will make returning to previous sites a whole lot faster.

Bill J.

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png icons are much nicer
Authored by: Sharky on Jan 31, '03 10:33:32AM

you can also user png icons with full transparancy/alpha chaneling.. very nice looking. Mozilla and Safari support this.

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Control-click works as well.
Authored by: vgz on Jan 31, '03 01:39:39PM

If you control-click or right click on the back forward buttons you open the menu instantly. This might be why you can't customize the toolbar the normal way. Nice tradeoff IMHO.

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But wait, there's more!
Authored by: robg on Jan 31, '03 03:20:07PM

Reader 'emerrill' points out that Option-clicking either button reveals pages' URLs instead of names.


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Browse Safari's history via previous and next buttons
Authored by: berniecase on Jan 25, '04 10:26:15PM

In addition to this, cmd-clicking on the title bar in Safari shows the previous parts of the site you've been to. This functionality echos what's available in the Finder.

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