Chrome Extension: Big Back Button

Big Back ButtonI finally got around to writing a port of an amazing Firefox extension to the Chrome browser. MileWideBack (available on the Mozilla site) turns the left edge of the browser into one large back button, so when the browser is maximised (as it normally is for me at least), you can just slam the mouse onto the screen of the screen and just click to navigate.

By default, its left-click goes back, right click goes forward, and middle click to close. Also using the scroll wheel on the edge of the screen cycles through the tabs. There is an options page so those without middle mouse buttons can set up the extension differently. 

Its now available on the Google Chrome extensions site: get it now!


  • Comoros says: 30/01/2016 at 20:13

    Yes, this is excellent. Great Job porting this.

  • Marcel Kincaid says: 29/11/2015 at 20:42

    There should be away to turn off scroll, not just reverse its direction. I’m constantly switching tabs just because my mouse touched the left edge while I was scrolling the page.

    • Marcel Kincaid says: 29/11/2015 at 20:49

      Actually, I just discovered that it’s a lot worse than that. It switches tabs if the page is scrolling when you hit the left edge, not just if the scroll wheel is being turned … so if I spin the wheel and then decide to close the tab and move the mouse to the left edge while the page scroll is still being rendered, it switches tabs. That sucks.

  • Yves Ligot says: 31/07/2015 at 10:20

    Great, you saved my life ! Yes indeed, this extension is useful as possible !

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