How To View Browsing History As Drop Down In Google Chrome & Opera?

Web browsers store history about the sites you have visited in a window or tab to let you easily go back and forth, you can use the back button or use a Alt with either the right or left arrow key to navigate the history (learn more Alt, Shift, Ctrl shortcut keys).

However and offer users with a arrow to view the history as a drop-down list, however the arrows are missing in both and .


However the missing arrow key for drop down navigation does not mean that the feature in itself is missing, to access the backward or forward history as a drop down list in Google Chrome and Opera click and hold on the forward or backward button instead of simply clicking on it.

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Once you click and hold for a second you will see the history as a drop down list, you can then select which webpage you want to navigate too from the list.

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  • Live Wire

    That’s cool, sure sounds like its better than the Firefox history tab.

  • dgrrl

    Thank you!! This was driving me crazy in Opera!!

  • Mmike

    i can’t get my address drop down arrow to show or drop down box on google chrome does it have one or how do i set it

    • Keith Dsouza

      @Mmike – You need to click and hold the mouse key on the back arrow button for it to display the history