New Firefox Extension: How’d I Get Here?

How'd I Get Here? takes you to the page on which you first clicked a link to the current page. It works in Firefox trunk (not Firefox 1.0) and will work in Firefox 1.1.

11 Responses to “New Firefox Extension: How’d I Get Here?”

  1. Jan! Says:

    “Only trunk builds of Firefox store the referrer information this extension uses.”
    What is the relevant bug that added this behaviour? Does it also work when you disable the HTTP Referer header?

  2. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    It was I don’t know whether the extension works with referrers disabled, but my guess is that it would not.

  3. James A Says: which I wrote the patch for. I’m unsure if it still works with the Referer header disabled, it depends on how httpchannel->getReferrer works. I love the use cases, they’re exactly why I wrote the patch (although I use Moz 1.8alphas and get the URL from the history). This also fixes

  4. Andyed Says:


  5. GURT Says:

    “and you may ask yourself…”

  6. franCk Says:

    Nice and nifty – and start to be very close to a feature I want since a long time… a “fast backward” button that will bring me back to the previous domain and not simply the previous webpage (you browse deep into a website and you want to return on the page just before that… zip… fast back… zip!)
    The fast backward UI could be a << just above the back button dropdown for example…

  7. Ranfaroth Says:

    What about a Mozilla (trunk) extension ?

  8. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    franCk, try

  9. ian Says:

    OK you can access all the information – is it possible to use the underlying functionality to remove it all?

    My paranoid side says I want to get rid of all the history my browser is accumulating

  10. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    IIRC, you can turn off history (including visited link coloring) in Tools > Options > Privacy by setting it to 0 days.

  11. Gary "Powercons" (spammer) Says:

    Personally I’m very disappointed with FireFox…. and really don’t understand how anyone who understands “bookmarklets” and the power of JavaScript could be happy with a “new browser” that really doesn’t embrace user control. There’s really no technical obstacle to allowing users to control how JavaScript is processed– likewise there is no technical obstacle to allowing the user to inject whatever control features they would like using just one JavaScript based “toolbox” script/extension. To sacrifice the efficient power of IE’s movable div’s and filters to glorify a browser with rather wimpish extensions has got me thinking you’re all throwing out the baby and embracing the bathwater. … but I also don’t understand electing a retard president so maybe I’m just way out of touch.