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How come going back one page on some sites sends me to the top?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by UCF-Tacoma, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. UCF-Tacoma

    UCF-Tacoma Super Member

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    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/e38/

    At the message board at that website, it always puts me back to the top of the page when I go back one when I was reading threads down the page. Other websites will return you to where on the site you were viewing.
    Is this caused by the site and there is nothing I can do or is there a setting I can change on this? I'm using windows XP and Firefox 1.0.4
     
  2. I can duplicate that using Linux and FireFox. Interesting. I wondered that myself.

    One thing you can try is using the middle mouse button to open a new tab on the thread you want to read, leaving the original tab open at the place you middle-clicked. When done reading the thread on the new tab, click the red x on the tab bar and the new tab will disappear leaving the original page where you left it.
     

  3. UCF-Tacoma

    UCF-Tacoma Super Member

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    I do regularly use the tabs but I never thought about doing it constantly to avoid this. I guess that's the easiest way to solve it. Thanks for the reply