<--[back] weird behaviour

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by needfx, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68030

    needfx

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    #1
    to whom it may concern

    I have noticed that both on a MBA-Safari & a W7-Chrome, different machines and different routers, on some instances when navigating to macrumors.com from any page, and then in an article, when pressing back, it takes me back 2 pages back instead of previous MR page.

    that's all
     
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    r2shyyou

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    #2
    Do you mean like this?

    needfx's observed behavior: MR Buyer's Guide > MR Front Page > [click into any article] > [click browser back button] = MR Buyer's Guide

    ...versus...

    Expected behavior: MR Buyer's Guide > MR Front Page > [click into any article] > [click browser back button] = MR Front Page

    If so, the behavior you've observed doesn't happen to me. Clicking the back button from within an article after having navigated to that article from the MR Front Page simply takes me back to the Front Page (i.e. page I was previously viewing).

    With all due respect, could you have accidentally pressed the back button twice?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68030

    needfx

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    Hi,

    example on MBA/Safari/back fingers gesture/yesterday, Monday, 18Mar13
    New Tab-->Macrumors Mainpage-->Article--/back gesture-->New Tab

    example on W7/Chrome/back button/today, Tuesday, 19Mar13
    Facebook-->Macrumors Mainpage-->Article--/back button-->Facebook

    Both machines at different geographical locations & on different routers

    Will try to screen grab/video grab later today for evidence.

    Cheers
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

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    I don't see it on the OS X version of Safari, but I do see similar behavior on iOS (currently 6.1.x). If I am on the main page and select a forum link, sometimes (not all the time) I'll either not have a 'back' link or, if I have a 'back' link, it will take me to something I was on previously, such as google.com or some such (definitely just pressing once). So far, I've only noticed this on macrumors but will keep note on other sites.

    My guess in my case would be a Safari bug as there are references to similar behavior in various other fora.
     

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