Something about Safari that's always puzzled me

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

  1. doowrehs macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2004

    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...

    ...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?


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


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    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


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    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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