Not returning to previous page position

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Not returning to previous page position

Unread post by Arezzo » 2018-09-04, 19:02

When browsing to another page then pressing the back one page Pale Moon is returning to the top of the previous page instead of the position at which I left the page. This works in Pale Moon Atom, and Windows IE on a windows 7 32bit OS.

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Re: Not returning to previous page position

Unread post by therube » 2018-09-04, 19:39

And in what version is this not working?

Does it not work everywhere or only on a particular set of pages?

Any change if you restart in Safe Mode?

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Re: Not returning to previous page position

Unread post by Night Wing » 2018-09-04, 20:23

What is needed is a link from the OP so we can test these pages.
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Re: Not returning to previous page position

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-09-04, 21:14

Works just fine for me. This can be a problem if you have followed some "advice" to "improve" your "privacy" by reducing normal caching in the browser.
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Re: Not returning to previous page position

Unread post by loxodont » 2018-09-21, 23:42

I've seen this happening sometimes on some "long" pages with dynamic loading points and don't think it's a bug.
Going back one page causes a reload from the top, tries to re-find the last user exit point on the page, but fails for some reason, like poor or maybe just blocked scripts.

On flickr > explore > recent photos, for example, they seem to use some kind of jump or loading breaks. If you directly click on a photo preview, that photos' page will be opened. If you go back one page with Back button, it doesn't bring you back to your exact previous position or quit point, your photo on the previews page, and in this case not necessarily to the page top neither, but to the last dynamic loading point of this previews section, often somewhere above that photo, so you have to scroll down again.
It's getting weird if you scroll down further on the previews page - and so pass more loading points, then click on another single photo page, using Back button brings you back to the first photos' loading point, not even to the lower one of your last clicked preview.
As best practice to reduce stupid scrolling, I open these previews always in a new tab, which can be just closed without losing my actual view on the previews page.

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