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spcbike

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03-09-2015 09:55 PM

I always use the back button to return to the sub forum after finishing reading a thread. Today that’s not working on my end. The only way to get there is to go up top and hit the “return to” button. The problem with doing it this way is that it returns you to the top instead of the thread that was just finished.


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#1 posted 03-10-2015 01:49 AM

I have experienced the same thing. The only way I can get back one page is to click on “History” on the toolbar, then select the last page I was viewing. I am a big fan of and frequent visitor to Lumberjocks and this is the only website where this is an issue. Puzzling . . .

Ron

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 02:00 AM

I’m guessing you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. If so, here is a solution I’ve posted before (there have been several threads about this issue)

LJ’s had the back arrow problem before, it has to do with how doubleclick.net puts ads on the page—the site loads the ads as separate pages, instead of embedded in the LJ page. Easiest way to fix it if you are using IE is to go to Settings, then Internet options and the Security tab. Click on Restricted Sites and then the Sites button. In the “Add this website …” line put in:

*.doubleclick.net

Just like that, including the asterisk, and click the Add button. Reload the LJ homepage and the back button should function correctly after that.

If you are using Chrome or Firefox, then the easiest solution to add the Adblock Plus plugin.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 02:06 AM

I have seen that problem for a few days now spcbike. I use Firefox,and use the Adblock Plus plugin but the problem still persist.

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 08:58 AM

I have the same problem and I use FireFox.
You can right click on the back arrow and a drop down list will show you where “back” will take you.
Notice about the top 7 or 8 destinations are the same place where you are.
Click on the next one down that is different. That will be where “back” should go.
This has happened before. Usually gets fixed in a day or two.

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spcbike

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 10:56 AM

I use Firefox, Jay. I’m trying my best not to have to go with Adblock but Lumberjocks seems to be pushing me to do so. I’m not sure why any site would want to employ adds that cause the user aggravation, and expect that the user will just continue to put up with it without adding Adblock to block all adds on the site.

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 11:21 AM

Thanks, Crank. I’ll give that a shot.

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#7 posted 03-12-2015 07:16 PM

Aggravating I installed Adblock and it still will not go back in FireFox. I don’t visit often as I do not have the time to frig around. Site is broken intrusive ads. If they want to plaster themselves all over my page they will play properly or get the booot.

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 10:52 PM

I use Firefox and have the same problem.
This problem just started for me a few days ago! Arrrg!

-- Chem, Central California

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 11:00 PM

Update:
Just added Ad-Blocker from the Mozilla web site and it seems to have solved my problem.
Win 8.1 machine BTW.

-- Chem, Central California

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#10 posted 03-13-2015 09:07 PM

They were finally able to replicate this issue so it should be fixed next week.

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#11 posted 03-13-2015 10:37 PM

Been having the same issue, very frustrating. At least glad now I am not the only one, thought it was my computer problem…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 11:15 AM



They were finally able to replicate this issue so it should be fixed next week.

- Cricket

Thank you Cricket!

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#13 posted 03-15-2015 06:05 AM

HI ALL:

Never happened for/to me. Using IE 10 & Windows 7. NO Ad Blocker, yet I never see any Ads. Go figure!

Just a point of clarification. When you say “Back Button”, do you mean the “Back Arrow” in the Upper Left Corner? I think that’s part of your Browser, not Site Installed. So, maybe not.

When I use that Arrow I can “click” back as far as I want from wherever I am on here one page at a time.

Also if you Left Click and hold it for a few seconds a “History List” will slide down and list everywhere you’ve been on here. You can choose one of them, click it and you’ll go right back there.

Dat’s it Folks. ...LOL..

Rick

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#14 posted 03-17-2015 09:44 AM

I have the problem too with Firefox 36 but I didn’t notice it until I read this post. My method is to middle mouse button click the item I want to read opening it in a new tab. When I am done reading that item I simply close the tab and return to where I left off. I got into this habit because many web sites create multiple copies in the history and I got tired of searching the history. Once you get in the habit of doing this you will never be “bothered” by it again.

Another trick in blocking pop up ads is to disable Flash an all you will see are X’d out boxes where the ads would have been. Just say’n…

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#15 posted 03-17-2015 01:22 PM

Another trick in blocking pop up ads is to disable Flash an all you will see are X’d out boxes where the ads would have been. Just say’n…

If you are not going to look at the ads anyway, why not just fix the problem for good with an ad blocker like AdblockPlus?

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