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  Reply # 543349 9-Nov-2011 21:25 Send private message

Phew - not just me! Have to press "back" 5 times to back out of a page. FF7.

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  Reply # 543353 9-Nov-2011 21:31 Send private message

Are you folks sure you don't have some script blocking, ad blocking or any other add on? I have nothing and I am not seeing this behaviour.




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  Reply # 543372 9-Nov-2011 21:55 Send private message

The browser back button works fine for me in Firefox 7.0.1, just updated to 8.0 and still fine.

Try running with no addons/safe mode:

Start > Run > type in: firefox -safe-mode > enter/ok

PS: Windows Key + r is the shortcut to open the run cmd/window. 

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  Reply # 543494 10-Nov-2011 09:48 Send private message

I have noticed that each time I press the 'back' button one of the sidebar or banner ads disappears. After 5 presses and all the ads have disappeared the page goes to the previous screen. As previously stated I don't have any expertise in webpage construction so this is offered to assist finding a solution.




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  Reply # 543508 10-Nov-2011 10:01 Send private message

Ragnor: The browser back button works fine for me in Firefox 7.0.1, just updated to 8.0 and still fine.

Try running with no addons/safe mode:

Start > Run > type in: firefox -safe-mode > enter/ok

PS: Windows Key + r is the shortcut to open the run cmd/window. 


Just tried the suggested safemode thing - it makes no difference

There are still times when it is not possible to get back to the main forums list (forums.asp) from a forum  (forums.asp?forumid=83)

Like Dingbat,  with each press I'm seeing changes to the sidebar and to the top banner ad - its like each of these is being treated as a separate page, first the 'looking of a job' vanishes, then the 'unlimited braodband' goes, next press the top banner gets cleared...



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  Reply # 543553 10-Nov-2011 11:04 Send private message

Turned off my Flash Blocker, and restarted FF.

If I go into a category, say Digital Imaging, but don't go into a thread I have to press back 5 times to go back. BUT, if I go into a thread in said category, I press back once to go back, and then press back just once again and I go back!

Weird.

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  Reply # 543555 10-Nov-2011 11:06 Send private message

The other thing to note I guess is that this doesn't happen on any other web page or forum I attend.

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  Reply # 543572 10-Nov-2011 11:23 Send private message

Could you please try with &wax=off at the end of the forum URL?




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  Reply # 543587 10-Nov-2011 11:46 Send private message

freitasm: Could you please try with &wax=off at the end of the forum URL?



Just tried that in the Home Theatre Forum - No change unfortunately.




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  Reply # 543668 10-Nov-2011 14:04 Send private message

I have a brand new laptop, never had Firefox installed. Just downloaded FX 8.0 and I am not seeing this problem.







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  Reply # 543721 10-Nov-2011 14:42 Send private message

&wax=off seems to have no effect

The DVB-T/DVB-S forum was just displaying the issue for me, with or without the wax

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  Reply # 543723 10-Nov-2011 14:44 Send private message

About two weeks ago we switched to new Google DFP code. This is the code used to deliver ads. I wonder if it's a problem between the code and Firefox. This is the only recent change.







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  Reply # 543729 10-Nov-2011 14:48 Send private message

freitasm: About two weeks ago we switched to new Google DFP code. This is the code used to deliver ads. I wonder if it's a problem between the code and Firefox. This is the only recent change.



That would match with about the time I started seeing the problem

Its definately intermittent - or maybe something to do with new ads not previously seen, as imediately after posting my previous message I went back into the Freeview forum and it worked as expected

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  Reply # 543846 10-Nov-2011 16:30 Send private message

freitasm: About two weeks ago we switched to new Google DFP code. This is the code used to deliver ads. I wonder if it's a problem between the code and Firefox. This is the only recent change.



Thats about when the issue started.

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  Reply # 551937 30-Nov-2011 17:38 Send private message

Any update on this issue?

I also see it if I am viewing the Forums page and then go into a Forum, any Forum it doesn't matter (like Off Topic), and then try to go back. 5 clicks are needed.
I'm running FF8.0.
I have Adblock installed by it is disabled for Geekzone.
It doesn't happen in IE9.




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