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Back button for navigating through pages

The problem: The “back to instance” button its really really helpful but in big files sometimes the navigation trough pages is hard and I feel lost. Something like this comes to my mind *Page A > Go the the master on page B> edit it > you look something, edit it > then you try to find the component to back to the instance in Page A.

The solution idea: A back and forth navigation buttons in the header (or any place). Similar to Spotify navigation button.


The back button could take you to the previous page.

Do you think we need something like this?

Thanks.

When you click “Go to main component”, at the bottom you will see “Return to instance”. Then after editing this component it will still be there if you select the component itself and not something inside of it. Does that help in your case?

Hey Gleb. Nice to meet you.

Yes, the button “Return to instance” remains always on the master component I came to edit. But the problem here is that the component I came to edit doesn’t remain in my brain. :rofl: So I have to find it.
A simple back button between pages and documents could simplify the navigation. Maybe a shortcut (ie. Cmd+Left) could help too.

Could we have a back and forward button on Figma? That would really help to navigate inside Figma file with many pages and designs. The scenario is when im jumping between many pages and have to remember what was the previous page I was in.

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