One of the missing features in FeedDemon is a way to quickly navigate through the browser’s history. Right now you can use the standard back/forward buttons to move through your history, but those only move one page at a time – which is kind of annoying when you want to navigate ten pages back. So I decided to finally add this long-overdue feature (it will be in the next FeedDemon build, due very soon).
At first I was going to add dropdown history menus to the back/forward buttons, which is the way browsers have done it for years. But then I looked at Internet Explorer 7, and noticed that it has a very minor change to this design: instead of two dropdown menus, it uses a single menu which combines the forward and backward history. This screenshot shows what I mean:
Yeah, I know – this is hardly an earth-shattering new feature. But I admire the IE folks for rethinking something that has remained unchanged since the very first version of IE. A single menu makes more sense, and once you get used to it, it’s easier to work with.
Long story short: this is the way it will work in FeedDemon, too.