Safari's arrow for previous page - disappeared

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Kirsten Ruhl
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Safari's arrow for previous page - disappeared

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:00 pm

My Safari used to have an arrow to use to for navigating to previous page.
It has suddenly disappeared and I have no idea why. I checked with Erv and his looks "normal" so I got him to send me a screen shot for me to attach to this post.

I am attaching Erv's Safari w/ available arrows and mine without.

What happened to me or more importantly, how do I get my arrows back?!
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Re: Safari's arrow for previous page - disappeared

Post by Ray Bentsen » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Kirsten,
Go to the View menu and choose Customize Toolbar...

You should see a dialog box like the one below.

Then, just drag the arrows in the dialog box to wherever you want them on the toolbar.

While there you can also drag off icons that you never use, and might even find some other icons that you want to add.

When you are done, click Done.
:)
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Re: Safari's arrow for previous page - disappeared

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:17 am

Ray to the rescue - once again...

Thanks, Ray

That was easy!!

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Re: Safari's arrow for previous page - disappeared

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:55 am

Also remember that there are Safari Extensions available for the Toolbar.
Safari > Safari Extensions Gallery

One I've found useful is called Shortly. In one click, it presents you with a very short URL that substitutes for the URL of the page you're looking at. That's very handy for e-mailing or posting some long URLs, or if there's an emergency and you have to transmit a URL by voice.*

*I used it this way when I had to tell an AppleCare rep where to see screenshots from my first iPhone, which had a bizarre graphics problem.

I tend to avoid clutter in my Safari toolbar, so I don't recommend going hog wild with extensions, or stock buttons either.
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