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Forum topic by cvalley posted 05-02-2015 04:10 PM 775 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cvalley

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05-02-2015 04:10 PM

Please help me understand and maybe tell me how to avoid or correct this snafu.
Every time I select any link in LJ it stuffs my history with 6 or more back page url’s to get back to where I started. This makes it difficult to navigate. With lags and all it gets difficult to know it the back button is even working. How do I stop the back page stuffings?


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ChuckV

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 04:14 PM

You need to block ads with something like AdblockPlus.

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cvalley

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 04:18 PM

ya i was starting to wonder about all the ad’s on the right side of the page. it looks like they all leave a footprint in the back page history.

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rick1955

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 04:56 PM

Don’t use the back button. Right click and open the page in a new tab. When done close the tab and you will be back where you were last.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#4 posted 05-02-2015 05:00 PM

Or switch to Chrome. I don’t hve the back button problem on my work computer running chrome.

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#5 posted 05-02-2015 05:00 PM

Although I had adblock, I do as rick1955 suggested.

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DKV

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 05:56 PM

I don’t think it is possible to wear out your back button. What are the symptoms? Is it physical wear to the surface of the button or to the mechanicals inside? Do you still hear the clicking sound? If so, then it is still working.

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ChuckV

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 06:02 PM

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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DKV

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 06:04 PM

If your button looks like the one above then it is broken. Otherwise it is not broken.

BTW, if you are talking about the back button on your mouse the same rules apply for determining whether or not it is broken. However, the picture above will show a mouse button instead of a keyboard button.

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ChefHDAN

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 06:27 PM

I did adblocker, back button works fine in IE10

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cvalley

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#10 posted 05-02-2015 07:06 PM

Thanks for all the replies and levity as well. I installed the ad blocker and I will try Rick’s solve as well. been busy in the shop putting final building steps on a project for me. Can’t wait until I get to the finishing stage. Seems like most of my time and energy were for friends, grandchildren or customers. finally doing something for me.

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Yonak

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#11 posted 05-02-2015 07:22 PM


...been busy in the shop putting final building steps on a project for me.

- cvalley

With a nod to some of the above posts, can’t wait to see the steps. Will you be putting a railing as well ?

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bbasiaga

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#12 posted 05-02-2015 07:24 PM


Can t wait until I get to the finishing stage.

- cvalley

What? It seems your back button woes have driven you out of your mind!

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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cvalley

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#13 posted 05-02-2015 09:20 PM

Whoom that went over my head “Yonak. not sure what you meant. my current project is posted on my blog. I really don’t know yet how to post projects in work but i’ve posted a few pics on the blog.

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jesinfla

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#14 posted 05-03-2015 02:20 AM

Not sure what browser you’re using but here is my 2 cents worth:

I prefer firefox to all the other browsers – more add ons.

Add ons I would not do without:
  • No script – stops javascripts from running on websites and allows you to select which sites/scripts to run – keeps virus’s away as well
  • Ad blocker – name says it all
  • Adobe Acrobat – reading pdf’s
  • PDF Xchange editor – creating pdf’s from pages – good for pages that have plans written out and not downloadable
  • Download helper – to download how to videos to watch later
  • Saved password editor – saves password for websites and can edit them as needed

That’s how I run on these forums – helps to move quickly and safely.

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rwe2156

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#15 posted 05-03-2015 11:21 AM

rick1955 is correct.

open in a new tab and when done just close it. no big deal.
There’s shorcuts like holding CTRL key when clicking (on my Macbook, anyway)
Close tab = CTRL + W

I have the same problem AdBlock doesn’t help in Firefox.

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