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Back button

Posted by john_ny (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 11:28

Lately, after reading a posting, and I click on the Back button, at the top left hand corner of the screen, in order to return to the Computer Help Forum, so I can read another posting, I get, at the bottom of the screen the " Waiting for...", and " X number of items remaining", along with the little rectangle with the colored dots and, finally "Done".
Then, nothing happens. It doesn't go back, and I'm still on the same page. Any hints? Thanks.


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RE: Back button

I find at times like that a double click will do the job. On rare occasions I have had need to open another tab and close the annoying one.


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RE: Back button

Thank you for your reply, but I guess this is one of those rare occasions. Double click doesn't do it.


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RE: Back button

Somehow I tend to think those sites hold us hostage. The meeker ones require a double click the more arrogant sites force us to stay. Not sure they win any Brownie points doing it but who knows? One day when I find such a site I should try checking the html for clues, won't help of course other than to possibly satisfy my curiosity.

In Firefox it is possible to click the orange FF button at the top left then click on the site needed from the history there. Similar action is likely in other browsers I suppose. Another dirty fix but......


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RE: Back button

" ... after reading a posting, and I click on the Back button, at the top left hand corner of the screen, in order to return to the Computer Help Forum ...

The back button isn't working even here on gardenweb.com? If so, I don't think gardenweb causing it but I don't really know.

Just out of curiosity...

(1) Is the back arrow broken on all sites, or just a few certain ones?
(2) What OS? XP, Vista, Seven, Eight, etc?
(3) What browser/version are you using? Such as IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox 23, etc.

I'm seeing numerous results when searching, such as this one. I'm not saying it applies to you, but maybe it's worth a look?

Here is a link that might be useful: back button not working


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RE: Back button

I didn't do anything, but it seems to be working again now. I first noticed it on Bananas.org. When I came over here, to ask about it, I noticed it wasn't working here either. This afternoon, I saw that it was working on the other site again, and now it seems OK here also.

Using Vista, and Internet Explorer. (I think it's IE7)

Again thank you to all,


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RE: Back button

I didn't do anything, but it seems to be working again now. I first noticed it on Bananas.org. When I came over here, to ask about it, I noticed it wasn't working here either. This afternoon, I saw that it was working on the other site again, and now it seems OK here also.

Using Vista, and Internet Explorer. (I think it's IE7)

Again thank you to all,


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RE: Back button

May be of interest: just read of ctrl-shift-t for going back one closed tab.


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