How to simulate a user clicking forward and back buttons in the browser using JavaScript?

Published September 9, 2020

To simulate a user clicking forward or back button in the navigation bar in the browser, We can use the forward() or back() methods available in the History API.

Simulating a forward click

To simulate a forward click we can use the forward() method like this,

// Simulate forward click
window.history.forward();

Simulating a back click

To simualte a back click we can use the back() method like this,

// Simulate back click
window.history.back();

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