Bug 157819 - Missing back and forward history
Summary: Missing back and forward history
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 16.12.2
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Hallas
: 197209 217637 353234 384300 412568 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-14 14:25 UTC by Henrik Segesten
Modified: 2019-10-03 16:35 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 19.12.0

History menu for Dolphin (15.93 KB, patch)
2011-08-08 19:10 UTC, Robert-André Mauchin

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Description Henrik Segesten 2008-02-14 14:25:35 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.0.1)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
Compiler:          GCC 4.1.2 
OS:                Linux

In Konqueror there is a small down arrow next to both the back and forward buttons which enables going more than one step backward and forward in browsing history. That would be very useful to have in dolphin as well.
Comment 1 Bassio 2008-06-15 23:58:20 UTC
Yes, this will be of so much help.
Comment 2 El Cohete 2008-09-15 13:53:10 UTC

i'm working with KDE 4.1.1 and missing this feature too.

it would be very usefull to move more than one step back- and forward.

thanks. EC
Comment 3 Frank Reininghaus 2009-10-07 17:34:04 UTC
*** Bug 197209 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Frank Reininghaus 2009-12-06 22:23:17 UTC
*** Bug 217637 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Tanja Schulte 2010-10-24 14:46:17 UTC
Dolphin has the history, as you can go back folder after folder after folder after folder... Are there any reasons not to offer the history as dropdown menu for the back and forward buttons so that one can quickly jump to a previous positions? Having that option would increase the workflow a lot.
Comment 6 Peter Paulsen 2011-06-19 14:31:14 UTC
Any news on this? I'm still desperately missing the buttons to go back and forth severals steps at once every time I use dolphin.
Comment 7 Robert-André Mauchin 2011-08-08 19:10:45 UTC
Created attachment 62675 [details]
History menu for Dolphin

Depends of https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=279678

Provides history menus for back and forward actions, and open new tabs on MMB click. Also new tabs keep parent tab history.
Comment 8 Janet 2012-08-09 18:16:23 UTC
Is it not wanted to have these history buttons? For me it seems like a great improvement. Or is the patch not fitting?
Comment 9 Frank Reininghaus 2012-08-09 21:27:19 UTC
Peter pointed out some reasons why the patch to kdelibs that would be needed for the patch posted here was not merged. I think that this feature is definitely nice and I'll try to have a look at it, but at the moment there are just to many other issues to work on (and too little time to actually fix them - I had never imagined how much time a maintainer spends reading and writing bugzilla comments every day).
Comment 10 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) 2012-08-24 16:18:43 UTC
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
Comment 11 Christoph Feck 2015-09-27 17:43:03 UTC
*** Bug 353234 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Nate Graham 2017-08-18 16:37:59 UTC
If anyone wants to resume work on this patch, please upload it to http://phabricator.kde.org/, which is where we're reviewing patches now. Use "KDE Applications" and "Dolphin" as the review groups.
Comment 13 Christoph Feck 2017-09-20 22:46:30 UTC
*** Bug 384300 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 David Hallas 2019-03-17 06:38:31 UTC
I have a WIP patch cooking here:


Feedback is _very_ welcome ;)
Comment 15 David Hallas 2019-09-29 12:16:18 UTC
Git commit eec49bc38f4e256b66bf16ee5428c5f5d7e97e25 by David Hallas.
Committed on 29/09/2019 at 12:16.
Pushed by hallas into branch 'master'.

Add navigation history to forward/back buttons

Adds navigation history to forward/back buttons in the toolbar. This
changes the forward/back buttons in the toolbar to use the
KToolBarPopupAction class which provides access to a drop down menu.

Test Plan:
Browse some folders
Click the back drop down menu and navigate somewhere
Click the forward drop down menu and navigate somewhere
FIXED-IN: 19.12.0

Reviewers: #dolphin, ngraham, elvisangelaccio, #vdg

Reviewed By: #dolphin, ngraham, elvisangelaccio, #vdg

Subscribers: felixernst, nerdopolist, mart, richardl, ognarb, david.fontanals, abetts, kfm-devel

Tags: #dolphin

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D19311

M  +88   -5    src/dolphinmainwindow.cpp
M  +34   -0    src/dolphinmainwindow.h
M  +26   -9    src/middleclickactioneventfilter.cpp

Comment 16 Nate Graham 2019-10-03 16:35:53 UTC
*** Bug 412568 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***