Open Bug 572989 Opened 13 years ago Updated 6 months ago

Allow the back-button to go back to the application that opened it, i.e. Thunderbird


(Firefox :: Menus, enhancement)

3.6 Branch
Windows XP





(Reporter: maf-soft, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; de; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

Quite often I open webpages from links inside of emails. Firefox opens, displays the page and I hit "back" to go back from where I came and for example continue reading my email or click the next link. It would be nice if this could be implemented.

Of course it has to be talked about how to do it exactly:

Should Firefox (or the new tab) close in this case? I think yes, maybe. When used the first time, a warning could appear.

Should the back-button still work if this tab or firefox already lost the focus once and maybe some other applications were active in between? I think no, maybe
Why not also be able to go back to the Firefox page from where I opened a link in a new tab?

If you don't like to enable this for any application, maybe it's a good idea just for thunderbird, since reading an email is quite similar to reading a web page, and you would expect to be able to navigate back and forth somehow.

I would love it!

If rejected: any hints if this would be possible from a plugin?

Reproducible: Always
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Component: Shell Integration → Menus
Severity: normal → S3
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