Something about Safari that's always puzzled me

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doowrehs, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. doowrehs macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    Just a quick question for anyone in the know: Why, when accessed in Safari, do some sites not recognise use of the delete button as a means of returning to the previous page? I've noticed this happening on several sites I visit and, while it's not a major inconvenience, it does puzzle me. For an example, try quickly surfing around the bulletin boards here...

    http://www.okayplayer.com/boards

    ...and you'll see what I mean. It is worth noting that once you actually click somewhere in the page, you're then able to use delete as intended - but I don't understand what prevents this function from working when first accessing the page. Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    PS - yes, I know apple + [ can be used to similar effect, but delete just seems more convenient
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    New Jersey
    #2
    Does this only happen in Safari? Because, as you said, the delete key works with other sites so I'm not sure if it's a problem with Safari or not.
     
  3. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    From Canada, living in Seoul
    #3
    I've noticed that as well.

    Try clicking in the white space of that forum and then try using Delete. Worked for me.
     

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