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Suppose my PDF document is produced by pdflatex and while viewing the document I follow a link and go from A to B within the document. How do I go back from B to A? In other words where is the browser-back button of the viewer?

Adobe Reader has several choices: Alt+ or actual buttons. But the behavior is not standard. For example how does TeXWorks viewer do the same?

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You can find shortcuts for SumatraPDF on this page. – percusse Apr 5 '12 at 2:13
I noticed TeXStudio has this feature. – Maesumi Aug 26 '13 at 2:04
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I only use Okular, which has shortcuts and toolbar buttons for "back" and "forward" navigation. The predefined shortcuts seem to be Alt+Shift+Left / Alt+Shift+Right, but you can always redefine them.

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In evince (a Gnome PDF viewer apparently), I found that there was no Back button by default, but you just have to right-click on the toolbar area, and a toolbar settings menu comes up. You click on that and then drag a Back button to the toolbar area.

In operation, you click on this Back button in evince, and it gives a menu of all of the previous pages you have visited, in reverse order. So you can click on the top page number to go back one step, and so forth.

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