How do i go all the way back?
November 17, 2006 7:22 PM   Subscribe

With Firefox 2.0 (did not happen on 1.5.) when I return to the previous page via the back button, I am always sent to the top of the previous page regardless of how far I had scrolled down prior to jumping to the next page. Can I set it to go back to the spot I had scrolled to and not to the top or am I stuck? (My current workaround is to use the add on script that creates a duplicate tab)
posted by JohnnyGunn to Technology (8 answers total)
For what its worth, I get the proper page placement (same scroll level) on pressing back, or pressing backspace. FF2.0, XP SP2, etc etc.
posted by SirStan at 7:41 PM on November 17, 2006

Works "properly" for me too. Maybe try trashing your preferences, etc.
posted by deep_sea_diving_suit at 7:52 PM on November 17, 2006

it works right for me, too ... 2.0 on sp2 ...
posted by pyramid termite at 8:11 PM on November 17, 2006

I could be wrong, but I think it depends on the page (maybe on the content expiration setting?). The back behavior works fine for me on some pages but fails maddeningly on others.

The habit I've gotten into is automatically Option-Clicking (on ye olde Mac) to open things in new tabs, if I'm on a page I know I'll be coming back to.

But the inconsistent behavior is really annoying.
posted by socratic at 9:10 PM on November 17, 2006

It works if I hit back within about 5 seconds. More and I am always sent to the top.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:16 PM on November 17, 2006

2.0 on sp2 here too. Could one of my add ons be causing this?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:17 PM on November 17, 2006

it sends me to the top first but goes to the point where i scrolled within 1 to 2 seconds. If i click anything it stays at the top.
posted by freddymetz at 7:04 AM on November 18, 2006

Restore Scroll Position?
posted by WCityMike at 11:05 AM on November 19, 2006

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