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Forum topic by stefang posted 07-04-2010 06:11 PM 1442 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2010 06:11 PM

Maybe I should have said all you guys who are smarter than me, but I wanted to narrow the field down to computers only.

I need your help to solve a small problem for mankind, but a big irritating one for me. Your guidance would be humbly appreciated and never forgotten, by me at least.

When I am surfing the projects listed after an LJ search there is a page number at the bottom of the list. If I go to any page, except page 1 and click on a project for example and then when I’m finished reading it go back a page, it always returns to page 1 again. Is there any way I can configure for it to return the previous page to the one I am on?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 06:18 PM

don’t look at me mike ,

i’m still trying to find my way to the post button (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 06:22 PM

What computer, and browser are you using Mike?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 06:25 PM

Your right about that David. Another thorn in my side. I think I’ll just come down the hall and play patty cakes with you instead of worrying about my total ignorance of computers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 06:53 PM

Hi Purplev. I have an Acer Aspire 57202 with Windows Home Vista.

Hi Dave. Thanks. I will try that pending any better ideas from Purplev.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 06:57 PM

hey mike…i tired it just now and it works ok for me…..:))).......wish i could help…thats a weird one..your browser should take you back to the last page you visited…..and your probably saying …yea…duhhhh….i know thats my problem…....well heck i dont know…...ask me a different question…maybe i will know that one…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 07:01 PM

Dave I tried that and it worked. I would prefer a one clicker, but much better anyway because I’m often not paying attention to what page no. I’m on and when it goes back to pg. 1 I lose my place. I can’t understand my incompetence with this stuff. I used to be so good at finding the right stations on the radio to listen to Lone Ranger.

Grizzman Maybe that spyware on your machine is doing it.(LOL)

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-04-2010 07:53 PM

I have the same thing happening as Stefang, and have an HP running on windows and using mozilla firefox. I use the method described above as a work around and have not found a way to eliminate the problem. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#8 posted 07-04-2010 08:38 PM

I have Firefox too. One page back works fine for me except when I’m doing an LJ search or moving from page to page on projects. Maybe it’s a Firefox thing in spite of that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 07-04-2010 09:32 PM

Thanks very much for your help Dave.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-04-2010 09:51 PM

Stop looking at all the pages.. you know you will only want to put them on your list…
Seriously… you should be able to set your defaults for the following…. open links in new page…you will find this in “settings}... not really sure where it is in Vista… just have a look… then only one click, look at the project and then close the page… Voile…back where you started from…
Hope this heips

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 10:19 PM

I haven’t found a way to do it other than keeping track of my place :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 09:45 AM

Hi Mike, search is powered by Google custom search solution and there are only certain things that I can modify. I just tested your scenario and interestingly it works as you described in Firefox browser. But.. it works just fine (as you’d expect it to work) in Google’s own Chrome browser. I’m using Chrome as my default browser so I didn’t notice this before.

So you may either switch to Google Chrome or open the projects in new tabs as Dave suggested until other browsers catch up.

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#13 posted 07-06-2010 11:17 AM

Thank you very much Martin. I am using Chrome and as you said it, it returns to the to the correct pg. no. now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 12:23 PM

It looks like it’s working for me in Firefox as well as Chrome now… I noticed there’s an extra parameter in Firefox sa=Search#1120 (the #1120 not being on the URL in Chrome). Did you fix this Martin? If so, good job!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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