Back to Top Back to Top

Back to Top  8.0 Released (for Firefox)
Back to Top v1.0.0.1 for Chrome

Back to Top is a Firefox extension that helps you navigate long pages.  Basically, it adds two items to the context menu (right click),  toolbar and statusbar.
  • Back to top
  • Go to bottom
The items do just what you would expect.  "Back to top"  scrolls the current window to the beginning of the document and "Go to bottom" scrolls to the last line of the document.

All browsers come stock with "Back" and "Forward" buttons to display previously viewed pages.  These are very common, basic navigation needs.  Going to the top or bottom of a page is also an everyday browser necessity.  The scroll bar works just fine for this purpose but can be time consuming and error prone  when viewing very long pages.  This extension allows for this functionality with one mouse click.  Of course, the same thing can be accomplished using keyboard shortcuts but the object here is to make it mouse accessible.

Version 7.0 allows you to map mouse clicks on the icons to navigate up, down, right and left. Icons are are offered as "Light" and "Dark" to match you theme.


Note:  If the toolbar icons do not appear after the install, you can drag and drop them anywhere into the toolbar by clicking: View > Toolbars > Customize.

Discuss, complain,  praise or request in the forum.

Comments (good, bad or indifferent) are sincerely welcomed.

Back to Top Clickmap

Toolbar icons
Back to Top Toolbar example


Context (right click) menu 8.0
Items in the context menu

Options menu (v8.0)
Back to Top Display options

Version history:
November 12, 2014: v8.0  Install   (98 KB)
  • Firefox ver 32 and above
  • Latest locales (some incomplete but have english strings)
  • Please report problems in the support forum


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September 6, 2014: v8.0beta  Install   (92 KB)
  • Firefox ver 32 and above
  • English locales only
  • Fixed context menu order issue
  • Added icons to the new context menu navigation bar
  • Please report problems in the support forum
March 29, 2013: v7.0  Install   (90 KB)
  • Firefox ver 4.0b1 - 22a1
  • Mostly the same as v7.0pre
  • Please report problems in the support forum.
January 11, 2013: v7.0pre  Install   (94 KB)
  • Firefox ver 4.0b1 - 20.0.*
  • Added options  to scroll/go to left/right of window
  • Option to turn off tooltips on icons
  • Pre-release contains some untranslated strings
  • Please report problems in the support forum.
March 23, 2011: v6.0.1  Install   (48.6 KB)
  • Firefox ver 4.0b1 - 11.0.*
  • Locales: ar, cs-CZ, da, de, en-US, es-ES, fi-FI, ga-IE, he, he-IL, hr-HR, hu-HU, it, ja, ja-JP, ko-KR, nl, pl, pt-BR, ru, sk-SK, sr, sv-SE, tr-TR, uk-UA, zh, zh-CN, zh-TW
  • Please report problems in the support forum.
December 30 , 2010: v6.0  Install   (28.9 KB)
  • Firefox ver 4.0b1 - 4.0.*
  • en-US locale only (others pending)
  • Please report problems in the support forum.

September 22, 2009: v5.3.3  Install   (46.3 KB)

March 13, 2009: v5.3.2  Install   (46.3 KB)
  • Firefox ver 2.0 - 3.6.*
  • Fix for broken toolbar icons
  • Please report problems in the support forum.

June 15, 2008: v5.2.1  Install   (48.8 KB)
  • Firefox ver 2.0 - 3.*
  • Removed all locales.  Only en-US.  Will update when locales are ready.

June 12, 2008: v5.2  Install   (47.7 KB)
  • Firefox ver 2.0 - 3.*

December 19, 2007: v5.1  Install   (45.3 KB)
  • Updated pt-BR, zh-CN locales, ja, ja-JP locales added
  • Firefox ver 2.0 - 3.0 beta 2

October 8, 2007: v5.0  Install   (43.4 KB)
  • Locales: ar, cs-CZ, da-DK, de-DE, en-US, es-ES, fi-FI, fr-FR, ga-IE, he-IL, hr-HR, hu-HU, it-IT, ko-KR, nl-NL, pl-PL, pt-BR, ru-RU, sk-SK, tr-TR, uk-UA, zh-CN,
    zh-TW.
  • Firefox ver 2.0.0*


August 8, 2007: v5.0beta2  Install   (42.3 KB)
  • Fixed context menu items not hiding
  • Fixed default icons not appearing on install
  • "Reset to default" button now clears all BacktoTop preferences - including previous versions  (BacktoTop Options > Click map > Reset to default)
  • en-US locale only (others included but not complete)
  • Beta version - please report problems in the support forum.

July 14, 2007
: v5.0beta1  Install   (38.8 KB)
  • New image editor - create your own custom icons
  • Added "unicon" (single icon) to statusbar and toolbar
  • en-US locale only
  • Beta version - please report problems in the support forum.

March 29, 2007: v4.0.1  Install  Download   (32.5 KB)
  • Fixed drag and drop error
  • Added ru-RU locale.  More to  come.

March 20, 2007
: v4.0  Install  Download   (31.0 KB)
  • User-defined click functions.  Each icon can be configured for top, bottom, page up/down, or line up/down
  • Statusbar icons can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the statusbar.  Place the icons where they are most useful.
  • Firefox 1.5 - 2.0
  • Locales: en-US, es-ES, fr-FR, hr-HR, it-IT, ja, ko-KR, nl-NL, sk-SK, zh-CN, zh-TW.  More to  come.

November 29, 2006
: v3.2.1  Install  Download   (28.0 KB)
  • Added new functionality to icons (see table below)
  • Firefox 1.5 - 2.0
  • locals: en-US, cs-CZ, da-DK, es-ES, fi-FI, fr-FR, it-IT, ja, ko-KR, pl-PL, pt-BR, ru-RU, sk-SK, nl-NL, uk-UA More to come.
  • Included fix to sk-SK locale
Back to Top Version 3.2 Functions
Icon
Left click
Right click
Middle click
Ctrl+Left click
Ctrl+Right click
Ctrl+Middle click
Up icon
Top of
document
Bottom of document
Page up
Page up
Page down
Line up
Down icon
Bottom of document
Top of
document
Page down
Page down
Page up
Line down


March 3, 2006: v3.1  Install  Download   (20.0 KB)
  • Right clicking icons reverse the left click functions. (i.e., right clicking up arrow goes to bottom, etc.)
  • Firefox 1.5 only (not tested in previous versions)
  • Locales: en-US, es-ES, fi-FI, it-IT, sk-SK, pt-BR.  Will add additional locals as they become available.
  • Please report all bugs/problems in the support forum.
February 19, 2006: v3.0  Install  Download   (25.1 KB)
  • Middle click goes up (down) one page (mimics page-up, page-down keys)
  • Choose from 10 different icon colors to match various themes
  • Additional icons added to status bar
  • Firefox 1.5 only (not tested in previous versions)
  • Locales: en-US, es-ES, da-DK, fi-FI, fr-FR, he-IL, it-IT, ja-JP , ko-KR, pt-BR,  ru-RU, sk-SK, zh-CN.  Will add additional locals as they become available.
  • Please report all bugs/problems in the support forum.

December 12, 2005: v2.1 Install  Download   (8.10 KB)
  • Added options to hide context menu items
  • en-US local only at this time.  Will add additional locals as they become available.

November 18, 2005: v2.0 Install  Download   (9.27 KB)
  • Bug fixes (see Know issues above)
  • Now exactly emulates "Home" and "End" keys
  • Locals for en-US (English), fr-FR (French), it-IT (Italian), ja-JP (Japanese), de-DE (German), ru-RU (Russian), fi-FI (Finnish), sk-SK (Slovak)
  • Firefox 0.7 to 1.6a1

November 2, 2005: v1.12 Install  Download   (9.48 KB)
  • Maintenance upgrade
  • Locals for en-US (English), fr-FR (French), it-IT (Italian), ja-JP (Japanese), de-DE (German), ru-RU (Russian), fi-FI (Finnish), sk-SK (Slovak)
  • Firefox 0.7 - 1.5rc1
October 24, 2005: v1.11 Install  Download   (9.43 KB)
  • Maintenance upgrade
  • Locals for en-US (English), fr-FR (French), it-IT (Italian), ja-JP (Japanese), de-DE (German), ru-RU (Russian), fi-FI (Finnish), sk-SK (Slovak)
  • Firefox 0.7 - 1.5b2
August 12, 2005: v1.1  Install  Download   (9.11 KB)
  • Language support for English (en-US), Italian (it-IT), French (fr-FR), German (de-DE), Japanese (jp-JP)
  • Firefox  0.7 - Deer Park
May 17, 2005 : v1.0  Install  Download   (7.74 KB)
  • Moved functions from "Tools" menu to "Go" menu
  • Added icons to personal toolbar (View > Toolbars > Customize)
  • Decreased overall .xpi file size
  • Allow for automatic updates via the extensions window
April 29, 2005 : v0.1  Install  Download   (31.4 KB)
  • Beta

Author: Chuck Baker   SoftwareByChuck.com

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