Hold Finder's Back Button To See Recent Folders

In the same way you can hold down the back button in Safari, Firefox or Chrome to access your browsing history, holding down the Finder's back button in Lion shows you where you've recently been.

This only works in Lion, unfortunately, but it's a really useful shortcut if you want to go back two or three folders instead of just one. It isn't a mind-blowing feature that's going to make the Finder any less bare, but it's one we didn't know about and can come in pretty handy.

Safari-like navigation in the Finder [Mac OS X Hints]


    Not sure if it works in Safar/Chrome as I don't use them but in Firefox, if you right click on the back button it does the same thing. Windows Explorer has a little drop arrow you can use for this same task.

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