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I just discovered that holding Control and Option, and then moving the scroll wheel on my mouse moves me forward or back through the pages I've visited in Firefox.

[robg adds: It took me a bit to figure this one out, as I thought it was referring to Firefox's history. It's not. Instead, it works to scroll through the pages you've loaded within one tab of Firefox. So if you go from hints to apple.com to cnn.com, you can then use Control-Option-scroll to cycle between all three of those sites.

The other reason I had trouble testing is that I was originally in Firefox 2 beta -- I switched a month or so ago, and had forgotten about it. Control-option scrolling in the beta just resizes text on the current page. A bit of brief experimentation, though, shows that Command-Option and scroll does the forward/back trick in the beta.]
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Scroll back and forward through visited Firefox pages
Authored by: Lectrick on Oct 19, '06 07:53:00AM

Actually, in my firefox 2 beta, simply the Option key held down will do it, no Command necessary. FYI

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Scroll back and forward through visited Firefox pages
Authored by: DJRizzo on Oct 19, '06 10:33:26AM

I'm on 1.5.0.7 and can not get this to work using my bluetooth mouse scroll wheel nor with the scroll function on my PowerBook's trackpad. Perhaps this is limited to hard-wired or certain mice?



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Scroll back and forward through visited Firefox pages
Authored by: akakie@acsalaska on Oct 19, '06 12:29:46PM

I usually leave the mouse in its bag when I'm using my MacBook. So I tried this hint with the "other scroll" method. In Firefox 2 RC3 on a MacBook running 10.4.8 the hint works just fine. Hold down cmd and option and use two fingers to scroll via the pad.



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Works fine for me in Firefox 1.506.
Authored by: jhersco on Oct 19, '06 04:45:10PM

Works fine for me in Firefox 1.506.



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Scroll back and forward through visited Firefox pages
Authored by: bdog on Oct 19, '06 05:04:02PM

Thanks for the hint! Works in Camino!



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Scroll back and forward through visited Firefox pages
Authored by: blacklighter on Oct 20, '06 12:56:24PM

what i do is just use the trackpad with 2 fingers and sweep it horizontally just like how you would use it to scroll. It should go back and forth depending on which direction you scroll to.



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