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How to go back one page in the browser history using JavaScript

On Friday, March 17th 2006 at 02:48 PM
By Andrew Pociu (View Profile)
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Using JavaScript you can go back or forward in the browser's navigation history. Most of the time you want to go back one page by clicking a link in the page. For doing that, use the following code:

<a href="javascript:history.go(-1)">Go back</a>

It's easy to figure out that to go back more pages in history, you use a different negative number (-2, -3, -4, etc.). To go forward you use a positive number (1, 2, 3, etc.); in the example below we go one page forward in the browser's history:

<a href="javascript:history.go(1)">Go forward</a>
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by tom on Friday, April 21st 2006 at 09:57 AM

nice, didn't knew that one yet
thx ;)

by Jen on Monday, May 15th 2006 at 04:27 PM

Don't you mean "Go Forward" in the second example?

by Andrei Pociu on Monday, May 15th 2006 at 04:52 PM

Yes, I did, thanks for pointing that out. It\'s now fixed.

by on Friday, February 16th 2007 at 04:34 PM

6

by Raoul on Wednesday, May 16th 2007 at 07:31 PM

Multumesc. :)

by shark on Thursday, November 29th 2007 at 07:43 AM

No

by anudeep on Saturday, March 15th 2008 at 05:39 AM

this is really useful....

by Eskalibur on Thursday, March 5th 2009 at 05:31 AM

Thanks very much!

by ajaz on Wednesday, April 15th 2009 at 02:18 AM

really simple and working as well

by Sai on Wednesday, June 3rd 2009 at 12:01 AM

Thanks Alot

by Gurunath on Saturday, June 20th 2009 at 04:26 PM

Mind Blowing . . .

I have one requirement,
Is it possible to go back to a perticular page by using its any property identification?

Thanks
Gurunath

by Morten Aase on Thursday, July 30th 2009 at 02:49 AM

How do I make It go back to same location on page ???

by Morten Aase on Thursday, July 30th 2009 at 02:49 AM

How do I make It go back to same location on page ???

by Shameer on Thursday, October 8th 2009 at 09:08 AM

This great but not working in Google chrome and some versions of mozila

by Vishal on Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 04:42 AM

That's great , but if we have tab option in my page and one tab decalre the pop up then it will not work?

by ytu on Monday, March 29th 2010 at 02:47 AM

ytuu

by retheeshmeda on Friday, April 9th 2010 at 08:58 AM

Thanks Alot

by Sudharma on Monday, April 19th 2010 at 05:07 AM

thank u very much!
you have solved my big problem.

by Wd on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at 04:24 AM

Walla Walla kya karti

by Wd on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at 04:25 AM

Walla Walla kya karti

by shambhu on Wednesday, July 28th 2010 at 03:54 AM

goood

by on Monday, October 4th 2010 at 12:37 AM

fdfd

by sundar on Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 11:18 PM

how can interact with "Go back one page" button in address bar..pls help me ..

by GK on Monday, January 24th 2011 at 11:06 AM

history.go(-1); is not working for me. I am using IE8. Any clues.

by GK on Monday, January 24th 2011 at 11:06 AM

history.go(-1); is not working for me. I am using IE8. Any clues.

by Andrea on Tuesday, February 1st 2011 at 02:06 PM

OMG!
BEST. CODE. EVER!
Thank you!

by rolleyes.jpg on Sunday, September 25th 2011 at 10:08 AM

@Andrea, yeah, not really.

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