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Feb 13, 2014 02:49 PM

Using "back" does not go back, it opens the page anew

Just this afternoon I've noticed when I open a thread to read it, then right click to open a dialog box where I select "Back", the page I was on is not returned to the state it was when I opened the thread, rather it is completely refreshed. This is new behavior, and it is not the normal behavior of back. I prefer a page not be refreshed unless I refresh it.

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  1. Hi janniecooks.

    Is this still happening? It looks like you ran into the problem while we were releasing some updates to the site, so it might've just been a temporary glitch.

    Thanks for your report.

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    1. re: DeborahL

      Deborah, thank you for a quick response. After posting the issue, I'd not used CH until now. It is fixed, thank you very much.

      1. re: janniecooks

        So glad, thanks for letting us know. And sorry for the glitch.

    2. The back button is malfunctioning again. Open a thread, read the posts, hit back and the page is refreshed as if I opened it. I would expect back to return the page to the state it was in when I opened a thread.

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      1. re: janniecooks

        i'm getting it too - noticed it because I was going 'back' and when I got to the previous page, I was not logged in anymore.

      2. Thanks for your reports, we'll take a look.

        1. When I hit the back button it doesn't do anything at all. Chowhound is the only site that acts that way (that i've tried).

          1. I never use the back button; with Chowhound I find it much easier to right click the link to open it in a new tab.