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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 9:02 pm

Hi,
When I hit the back button, after following a link, I don't get back to the position in the page where the link was; instead, I usually go to the top of the page the link was on. Is there a way of fixing this?
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..... john

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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Change your viewing habits. Instead of left-clicking on the link, right-click on it to open the link in a new tab. When done with the tab just close it to return to the original page, which will be just as you left it.
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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 6:25 am

Hi Doug,
Yes, I may have to resort to that; but it used to work by simply hitting the back button and I would be returned to the same place on the page I was originally at. I'm hoping someone can tell me what setting to change to get that.
Thanks,
... john

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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 8:56 am

When I hit the back button, after following a link

All pages? Only some pages (URLs)?

Any change if you restart in Safe Mode?
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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 11:42 am

Hi therube,
Yes, it happens also in Safe Mode. I can't say how ubiquitous it is. It's particularly irritating when scanning adds on Kijiji.
For example. Go to Kijiji .... https://www.kijiji.ca/b-camera-camcorde ... t=priceAsc
Scroll down a few items, and open one. Then see if your back button takes you to the same spot (ad listing) you clicked on in the initial page. Mine used to, but for some reason it no longer does. Now the back button takes me to the top of the initial page.
...... john

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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 12:40 pm

shakushinnen wrote:Hi therube,
Yes, it happens also in Safe Mode. I can't say how ubiquitous it is. It's particularly irritating when scanning adds on Kijiji.
For example. Go to Kijiji .... https://www.kijiji.ca/b-camera-camcorde ... t=priceAsc
Scroll down a few items, and open one. Then see if your back button takes you to the same spot (ad listing) you clicked on in the initial page. Mine used to, but for some reason it no longer does. Now the back button takes me to the top of the initial page.
...... john


I can confirm such behavior... on that site only. It's something (script?) on that website. If you'll find it and block it then SeaMonkey will work like you want.

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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Hi,
Right. Well then, it's not a setting problem. Thanks for that. What do you mean by "If you'll find it and block it then SeaMonkey will work like you want."
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..... john

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 1:26 am

shakushinnen wrote:Hi,
Right. Well then, it's not a setting problem. Thanks for that. What do you mean by "If you'll find it and block it then SeaMonkey will work like you want."
Thanks,
..... john


Sigh...! Block this with e.g. ADB+:
Code: Select all
||ca.classistatic.com/static/V/5316/js/bootstrap.js

... and you will no longer experience "bad previous page".

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 10:28 am

Ah, OK. I'll give that a try. So, you know that ADB+ will block it?
.... john

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 11:24 am

shakushinnen wrote:Ah, OK. I'll give that a try. So, you know that ADB+ will block it?
.... john


Yes, I searched and tested it for you. On this particular website that particular Java Script caused such odd behavior. Block it and one problem will go.

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 4:26 pm

Thanks. I appreciate your help.
...... john

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Post Posted October 27th, 2017, 11:01 am

Hi,
I found the entry, but it severally affect that page graphics, when I disable it. Is this what you found?
.... john

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Post Posted October 27th, 2017, 12:59 pm

shakushinnen wrote:Hi,
I found the entry, but it severally affect that page graphics, when I disable it. Is this what you found?
.... john


Blocking scripts on a website means user is messing with some functionality of that site. You loose something, you gain something.

You can write to admins and ask for a change that will stop mowing to a top when you go back. Maybe there are setting in preferences of that website. Maybe they can make one...

EDIT: I noticed "dynamic" changes in address of this JS so during every visit it can be different. In a place of numbers put asterisk ("*" without quotes).
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Post Posted October 27th, 2017, 1:02 pm

Thanks. I may do that.
.... john

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Post Posted October 28th, 2017, 7:50 am

makaiguy wrote:Change your viewing habits. Instead of left-clicking on the link, right-click on it to open the link in a new tab. When done with the tab just close it to return to the original page, which will be just as you left it.

Hi makaiguy,
You're idea works pretty well.
Thanks,
.... john

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