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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4 Web Browsers
I was unhappy when Safari lost the Page Snapback command from the History menu. This command would take Safari back to the very first History page for that window/tab. Well, here's a little javascript bookmarklet that does the same job.
javascript:history.go(1-history.length);
Create a new bookmark, and enter that into the Address field. I keep mine on the bookmark bar, and it works fine for my needs. I wish I had thought of this sooner!
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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: wrg007 on Sep 25, '09 07:57:37AM

That's not really the actual behavior of the old snapback feature. It had some sort of logic to determine snapback 'checkpoints' (usually the most recent URL you typed in manually, but it could change -- I never did figure out how or why). That functionality is apparently gone forever.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: BlackjackJoe on Sep 25, '09 08:04:28AM

Well, it's not quite the same thing. You used to be able to mark a page to be where to bounce back to. Also, I had to change it the script from javascript:history.go(1-history.length); to javascript:history.go(2-history.length);

Using 1-history.length sent me all the way back to the Top Sites page.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 28, '09 12:29:29PM

So we need another javascript thing to reset the history. Job done.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: scotty321 on Sep 25, '09 08:07:06AM

Or you could just click-and-hold on the Back button in the browser window and pull down to the first page listed.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: BenGleason on Sep 25, '09 08:42:50AM

Thanks for this. It's versatile, so you can use it with any other browser and OS as well. For example, I just tested it on Firefox in Windoze.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: V.K. on Sep 25, '09 09:00:41AM

Nice hint. Thanks! In snow leopard you can use automator to turn this into a service and bind a keyboard shortcut to it but it works quicker by making a bookmark in the bookmarks bar as the hint suggests.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: bhippel on Sep 25, '09 09:32:11AM

People used this? I never did...never even noticed it was gone.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: mistersquid on Sep 25, '09 02:06:14PM

Oh, snap . . . back!

Thanks for this. It pretty much rocks.



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: slb on Sep 25, '09 02:44:54PM

Simply hit the Delete key now.
It takes you back, step by step.



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Re: Safari Delete Key = Back
Authored by: drmacnut on Sep 26, '09 09:01:04AM

I really hate how the Delete key has become the Back key in Safari. I often find myself accidentally going back a page, merely because I somehow accidentally lost field focus while mousing about I suppose.

With what logic would Delete become the Back key, especially as there are so many other ways already existing to go Back? (I like Command-left/right bracket personally).



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: emaven on Sep 26, '09 03:34:13AM

and use shift delete to go forward



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: David Allen on Sep 26, '09 08:09:56AM

or..
Command + left arrow = back one page
Command + right arrow = forward one page

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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: stephen.m on Sep 27, '09 08:20:14AM

orů

cmd-] to page forward
cmd-[ to page back



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Recreate 'Page Snapback' feature in Safari 4
Authored by: stephen.m on Sep 27, '09 09:22:44AM

orů

cmd-[ to page back
cmd-] to page forward



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