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Why doesn't browser return to previous page at correct location ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bugeyeblue, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member
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    I don't understand this. When you hit the back button after following a link, you go back to the previous page, but not where you left off. The browser seems to just throw you somewhere near the top of the page. Is there a settings fix for this, or is it just how it works?
     

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  2. WTF

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    xScope browser does the same thing - I'd like to know the fix as well...
     
  3. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member
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    as does dolphin hd
     
  4. Sek0n

    Sek0n Well-Known Member
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    I just tested it on mine(both stock and xScope Lite), and it worked. Put me back exactly where I left it.

    I'm on 2.2 if that makes a difference.
     
  5. sparky07

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    Great question. I'm using Dolphin HD and this has been bothering me for a while. Hope 2.2 fixes this.
     
  6. matty032

    matty032 Well-Known Member
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    I have 2.2 and it just throws me somewhere near the top.
     
  7. Der Juicen

    Der Juicen Well-Known Member
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    i cant say what websites but there have been some that go back to the top, and others that go back to wherever i was. 2.1 no root using dolphin hd
     
  8. racinwarrior

    racinwarrior Well-Known Member
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    its like hit or miss.

    sometimes it goes back to a random location near the top and sometimes it goes back right to where i was. kind of annoying.

    why does it need to reload tha page also. shouldnt it be in the cache?
     
  9. bgillyjcu

    bgillyjcu Well-Known Member
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    I really like Dolphin HD...but then again I've only ever used it and stock and stock sucked.

    If there is a better one what makes it better than Dolphin HD?
     
  10. whalebus

    whalebus Well-Known Member
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    You can add tags to web pages that let older and less advanced browsers go back to a specific location on a previous or bookmarked page. That is why some pages will take you back where you were and others will not. There is software in your browser and software within each web page.
     
  11. pank

    pank Guest

    I normally just long press on the link then choose the open in new window option. When I'm done with that page I hit the physical back button on the phone and I'm right back where I was.
     

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