What is the shortcut key to go back one page when there is no button in the browser?
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There is no arrow on browser to go back. Is there a key on the Microsoft media keyboard, which will allows you to go back to a previous page.

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  • FIDELIS

    Hello, this is just an example of one:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Microsoft-Wired-IntelliMouse-Optical-White/dp/B0004EUTF8

    With this kind of mouse, you can change what the buttons do.  Left key in front is by default used to click to open programs.  Right key in front, provides right click functionality to open menus, etc.  Scroll wheel is used by default to scroll/middle click in pages or you can change it to something else.  Left side button is used by default to go back in a page like for example in browsing to go back to previous page.  Right side button is used by default to go forward in a page. 

  • FIDELIS

    Hello, I know from your feedback that you found the answer for your issue.  May I suggest, getting a mouse with 5 buttons?  As you may know  this kind of mouse has the usual two buttons plus scrolling wheel, and also two extra buttons.  These extra two buttons are always defaulted to go back and go forward whenever you press them. 

    • Normalplayer

      is mouse have five buttons plz clear one left side one right side and one is scrolling and two…?

  • Xoandre Moats

    It has always been BACKSPACE.

    The dilemma with the selection of using BACKSPACE is that when you are typing and the browser does not recognize that you are typing in a text area, and you have to hit BACKSPACE to delete something you typo-ed, there are rare occasions when your browser will go “BACK” instead of deleting the text before the cursor in your text area.

  • Jay

    shortcut key for going back is alt+ left arrow
    or backspace key for previous page
    which is your browser ?
    sometimes there will be no back buttons on some pages when you open a new tab or window.

    • rosen.leonardf831@gmail.com

      Thank you. Your solution works. I usually use Google Chrome which in certain instances causes problems. IE is too slow.

      Sometimes when I am reading a message in Google messages and try to go back I am taken out of messages instead of just going back to the main google messages!

    • Jay

      Nice to know! You can also use gmail keyboard shortcuts to save time, when you are checking gmail.

    • Rosen Leonard831

      usually google chrome. Being a real estate agent I have to use IE only for certain real estate sites.

      Tried to use gmail keyboard shortcuts but did not have success. Is there a special method to using them

    • Jay

      to use keyboard shortcuts, you will have to go to mail settings :
      https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#settings

      and select keyboard shortcuts on.
      and click save changes.

      start checking your mails.

      press u
      to  return to inbox/list of convesions

      press j or k
      to  go to next or previous mail.

      (you may need to use upgraded version IE8 or IE9
      because some pc’s have IE6 which perhaps does not support keyboard shorcuts  in basic html view)

    • rosen.leonardf831@gmail.com

      Thanks Jay. Now works well,Appreciated.

      Happy New Year

    • Jay

       Happy New Year 2 u 2 ! enjoy :)