If you're anything like me, then you open new links in tabs. Sometimes, if the link has been open for a while, you forget what page you were on when you clicked the link. The back button is disabled since you are in a new tab.

To get around this issue, I use a simple bookmarklet that takes me back to the document referrer. I place the bookmarklet underneath my back button, so I have easy access to it.

Here's a screenshot of a disabled back button (in a new tab):

without referrer bookmarklet

Here's a screenshot of my browser with the "referrer" bookmarklet:

with referrer bookmarklet

To install the bookmarklet, drag this link to your bookmark toolbar:

<< referrer

All the bookmarklet does is:

document.location = document.referrer;
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