Where is the "back" button in Safari?

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  1. Crackberry1973 macrumors newbie

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    I know this is a very rudimentary question, but as a new Mac user who has been googling for quite some time (wont say HOW much time)....I[/url] cannot figure out how to "go back" in Safari. I dont see any arrows. Can anyone help?
    Thanks!
    Crackberry1973
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If you right click on the toolbar at the top and select "Customize" you can drag the back/forward buttons to the toolbar.

    You can also press cmd+[ for back and cmd+] for forward
     
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Back and forward arrows should be in the upper left hand corner under the red, yellow and green icons. (default configuration I assume)
     
  4. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously?

    There is a little black arrow, in the top left corner of the safari window - right underneath the red "close" dot.

    If you move your mouse over it for a second, it will pop up with "Show the previous page"
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Do you have your toolbar hidden? View>Show Toolbar
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    [​IMG]

    Or right click in that area and select Customize Toolbar and drag them yourself where you want them to be.

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    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
     
  7. Crackberry1973 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent!

    Thanks so much for the great responses. I needed to customize my toolbar to include the back/forward buttons. "SERIOUSLY", they werent enabled. My bad. :)
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    You can also control-click/right-click in a blank (non-text, non-link) area on the page and you'll get a contextual-menu with Back, Stop, and other contextually relevant actions.
     

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