Quickly go to last visited page and back

My usual workaround for this is to chose any ubiquitous element (like a logo on a navbar component) and add to it a “Key” interaction (I use backspace) firing the “Back” action. It’s obscure but works, and it is easy to learn.

Great idea and huge time saver. Especially usable for files with lots of pages to quickly navigate back and forward thru pages. :arrow_backward: :arrow_forward:

I’ve made a suggestion to combine navigation and selection history, let me know what you think of it: User Preference to include or exclude object selection in undo - #10 by Gleb

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Alt ← and Alt → currently are used for adjusting letter spacing, but how often does that get used in comparison with going back and forward between previous edit locations?

Imho using these shortcuts for navigation to previous edit / action locations is a no brainer, because the shortcut then would be useful thousands of time per day.

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Really need this feature, one of my biggest pain points in Figma. Especially in a design system with lots of pages and components. I quickly want to be able to go ‘back’ to the page I was just on.

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Switched to Figma from InDesign. And I often press CTRL+PgUp for previous place and CTRL+PgDn for forward. Very useful in InDesign and I’m missing that very much in Figma.

Adding my list to the many here of how helpful this would be.

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Another comment just to say this would also be helpful for me, I keep intuitively trying to do it with the back button on my mouse and then realising the functionality doesn’t exist

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Plus one for this function. Although I’m a dev and not a designer, this is literally my biggest gripe with Figma, and one of the only ones even. Mouse back button for sure, and keyboard shortcut would be nice.

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Definitely would be great to have this!
As an addition: gesture based navigation support for macOS users.
I think many macOS users are used to navigate in apps by swiping back and forth to bring you to your previous/next page (slack, Finder etc. ) or even cursor position (xcode, IntelliJ).

I use VSCode a lot and it is so frequent action to quickly visit some file and go back to the previous file.

Working with components in Figma and miss this shortcut of visiting some other page (to check components or colors) and returning quickly to my prototyping page.

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I also miss this feature many time a day. Another use case: I noticed a comment added to the file I am working with. Following the comment brings me to another page. Coming back to the point I was working at takes some time.

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Can’t believe this isn’t already baked-in in figma… Has anyone found a plugin to do this?

For reference, AutoCad did this in 1997. There was a keyboard shortcut to return to your previous zoom. It was amazing, and I’ve wanted it in every design application I’ve used since. In Figma want a way to quickly go back, not just to the page I just came from, but to the exact zoom I was on when I left it. My primary use case is when I view a master component that’s stored on the same page. I know that might seem messy to some to not have all components on a Components page-- but I’ll make detailed components in a status matrix, which are more like page documentation than typical components. So when I view a master component that’s on the same page, my only way back to where I came from is to zoom way out and zoom back in to where I’d been. It’s a lot of cognitive overhead to make my way back to where I came from.

How is this super simple feature not a thing yet, this would save so much time

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Arc does tab switching in a great way in my opinion. You just hit Ctrl+tab and can switch between the five latest tabs you had open:)

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I’ve been using Figma for years and this is my number one complaint…comes up on a daily basis. So much cognitive load to keep looking for the page that I’m flipping back and forth between. Slack is a great example - simple shortcut to navigate back and forth through your page history.

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Does this, thanks Thor!

But I’d much rather be able to use a keyboard shortcut ⌘+[, ⌘+] for example.

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This is just a page browsing in sequential order.

This is good enough for me, till Figma brings it natively.