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indigirl May 20, 2014 10:37 PM

Am having trouble going back to main forum listing page or to search results after reading a topic thread. In both Safari 7.0.3 & Firefox 28.0 on OS 10.9.3, hitting back page button (or keyboard shortcut) results in the topic reloading over & over again. Weird!

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    indigirl RE: indigirl May 20, 2014 10:43 PM

    Just updated to Firefox 29.0.1 & the problem remains.

    1. mcsheridan RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 05:18 AM

      Having the same problem. Thought it was weird, but didn't think to report it. I'm on my iPad using whatever version of Safari is current.

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        ttoommyy RE: mcsheridan May 23, 2014 03:46 AM

        Same here.

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          thingmaker RE: ttoommyy May 28, 2014 10:33 AM

          And here too.

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        DeborahL RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 06:16 AM

        I was able to reproduce this on iPad but not on desktop (though we haven't moved up to Mavericks OS yet, which is what it looks like you're using indigirl). We'll take a look.

        Correction: I couldn't reproduce it in Safari on desktop, but I did see it happen in Firefox. Thanks for the reports.

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          kmcarr RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 09:20 AM

          I can confirm this on desktop Safari (v6.1.3) on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) as well as iPad Safari (iOS 7.1.1). Having to hit the back but up to 6 times to actually get from a thread back up to the topic list. I would say that it has been happening for a couple of weeks.

          Does the Chow development team actually test changes on a range of platforms before rolling them out?

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            kmcarr RE: kmcarr May 30, 2014 01:58 PM

            My back button now appears to be working as expected.

          2. Engineering RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 09:41 AM

            In the past, problems like this one have stemmed from ads interfering with navigation. When this happens, do you see the URL in the navigation bar change at all? Is it inconsistent, or does it happen every time? If you happen to notice any consistency in the ads you see before this happens, that may also be relevant.

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              stockholm28 RE: Engineering May 22, 2014 05:54 PM

              I have the same problem. I have noticed that there is always a strawberry margarita video on the page.

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                indigirl RE: Engineering May 24, 2014 06:56 PM

                URL doesn't change, it kind of blinks though.
                Will try to notice ads.

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                  indigirl RE: indigirl May 24, 2014 07:07 PM

                  Actually now I'm seeing it doesn't always blink.

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                  mcsheridan RE: Engineering May 26, 2014 06:04 AM

                  Don't see the URL change, don't even see it blink. Perhaps this is related to the Strawberry Margarita video? It always there.

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                    masha RE: mcsheridan May 26, 2014 06:37 AM

                    Nope. I don't have that ad right now and the back button is not working.

                3. NonnieMuss RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 07:52 PM

                  This is happening on my iPad - when I hold down the back button, it show the same page loading anywhere from two to eight times. Then it will work fine once or twice. In the past it's been the interstitial ad pages, but this is different.

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                    sedimental RE: indigirl May 21, 2014 08:53 PM

                    Yup. Same problem.... iPad and Safari.

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                      nojunk RE: indigirl May 24, 2014 07:00 PM

                      been happening to me for months. very frustrating, especially when searching.

                      1. NonnieMuss RE: indigirl May 25, 2014 03:28 PM

                        I haven't had this problem on a PC yet, but I always right-click the back button so I can skip the ad-loaders. Today The back button history showed two clicks for HBO/Veep before I could get "back".

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                          masha RE: indigirl May 25, 2014 03:30 PM

                          Yes, I've been having this problem on iPad for a couple of days.

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                            catsmeow RE: masha May 26, 2014 07:42 AM

                            Me too...for the last few days.

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                              masha RE: masha May 26, 2014 08:59 AM

                              Just using my PC for the first time in a few days to visit CH. No problem with the back button on the PC (running Internet Explorer).

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                                ttoommyy RE: masha May 27, 2014 06:34 AM

                                "Just using my PC for the first time in a few days to visit CH. No problem with the back button on the PC (running Internet Explorer)."

                                Same here. It seems to only happen on my iPad at home and Mac at work.

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                              farmertomato RE: indigirl May 27, 2014 03:28 PM

                              Same problem--desktop Mac with Mavericks, Safari 7.0.4

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                                calumin RE: indigirl May 27, 2014 07:27 PM

                                Chowhound - please fix this bug, it really affects site navigation.

                                1. Engineering RE: indigirl May 28, 2014 10:31 AM

                                  For those of you experiencing this bug- does it happen on every page, or is it inconsistent? My working theory is that this is being caused by the square slideshow ads in the right column that flip between different images every few seconds. Since those don't appear on every page load, I'm curious if any of you have run into the problem without that ad on the page.

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                                    tlubow RE: Engineering May 28, 2014 10:42 AM

                                    I have it on my PC, but not on my iPad. I have to right click on the back button and select the page I'm trying to get back to. There are usual several "topics" pages before the page I'm trying to get back to. It happens on every single page.

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                                      ttoommyy RE: Engineering May 28, 2014 11:10 AM

                                      Now for some reason, the back button is working on all pages on my Mac, which has not been the case for some time now. Odd.

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                                        Steve Green RE: Engineering May 28, 2014 11:16 AM

                                        Inconsistent. When it happens, I have to click the back button several times for it to work. The last time it happened, there was no slide show running (but I have Flash disabled).

                                        W7; latest FF.

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                                          calumin RE: Engineering May 28, 2014 12:09 PM

                                          It happens on most pages, perhaps all pages (I don't remember when it didn't happen lately). It seems to happen on every page in which I scroll down to see the whole listing. When I click the back button, the page reloads (meaning the screen goes blank very briefly, then the page loads again after getting a response over the network) and I see the page at the top.

                                          This happens both on a PC with Firefox/Windows 7 and a Mac with Safari.

                                          Edit: I just tested it, it happens whether or not I scroll down the page.

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                                          masha RE: indigirl Jun 1, 2014 07:35 AM

                                          Thanks for fixing this!

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                                            Steve Green RE: masha Jun 1, 2014 08:00 AM

                                            Not fixed for me, at least on the laptop I'm currently using. Back button usually works, but often has to be pressed several times. Sometimes it doesn't work at all.

                                            FF on W8.

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                                              masha RE: Steve Green Jun 1, 2014 08:48 AM

                                              I probably should have been more precise. It's fixed on my Ipad.

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                                            DeborahL RE: indigirl Jun 3, 2014 01:14 PM

                                            Hi everyone.

                                            I tested this extensively today and could not reproduce it on iPad (iOS 7.1.1/Safari) or Mac (10.8.5 Mountain Lion) using Safari. I did see it happen once or twice in Windows 7 using IE and Firefox. I saw it most consistently happen (though not every time) on Mac using Firefox.

                                            Some of you have reported that it's working again on your iPads and Macs, which is great news. For those of you still having an issue, we'll keep looking into it, but please bear with us, because intermittent issues are far more difficult to troubleshoot.

                                            Thanks for your reports.

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                                              indigirl RE: DeborahL Jun 3, 2014 03:44 PM

                                              It's working for me now w/ Safari. Thanks for fixing it! Haven't tried w/ Firefox yet.

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