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JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Sat 07-Sep-13 14:47:39

I'm using safari on an ipad and the last couple of days I need two presses of the back button to go back one page. Its only happening on MN, not on any other websites. Slightly irritating!

RustyBear Sun 08-Sep-13 09:56:40

Don't know if this helps, but if you look at the list of previously visited pages by holding down the back button, then in most cases each page visited is listed twice (not all, one visit to AC is only recorded once)- which presumably means that that the back button is working fine but each page is being delivered twice?

See screenshot here

That screen shot was from a new Safari session which started from a BBC news page as control, I only went to each page once and didn't include any pages I'd previously visited (except Active Convos, of course!)

By the way, are you going to make Site Stuff a pictures page? I did ask before and was told it was a good idea - it would be really helpful for stuff like this.

RegainingUnconsciousness Sun 08-Sep-13 10:00:29

Oh, I've had that too, on iPhone & iPad.

cookielove Sun 08-Sep-13 10:02:36

I'm getting this to on my phone! Android.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 08-Sep-13 13:16:45

Right then, I have consulted with the techs

We don't control the back button on the browser.
What can happen is if someone follows a link down to a particular message on a page like the 'MNHQ has commented on this thread' links for example. Then pressing the back button takes you back to where you were but still on the same page. A second back button click then takes you to the previous page.

Does that make sense?
Sorry not to be able to wave a magic wand and make it better.

stooshe Sun 08-Sep-13 13:18:59

Me too on my desktop Imac. Two days now. Also using Safari Browser.

AtiaoftheJulii Sun 08-Sep-13 13:22:13

Me too, on android phone. The situation described by Olivia is not what's happening. I can click on a completely new thread, read down, press back and I get taken up to the top of the page, press back again and actually change page.

Crocky Sun 08-Sep-13 13:45:36

I am also having this problem. Only started today and is very irritating. I am not following any link. Am just reading the thread and clicking the back button. Nothing happens and I have to click again. Only happening with this site.

Primrose123 Sun 08-Sep-13 13:47:42

Me too, on my iPad.

Primrose123 Sun 08-Sep-13 13:49:30

Also on my iMac, I've just realised.

I press back and it takes me to the same page. If I press back again, it takes me to the previous page.

I am not following any links, just mumsnetting as normal.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sun 08-Sep-13 13:50:33

Me too, both on iPad and android.

It's a very recent thing and happens on android as Atia says. On iPad, I click once and nothing happens, click again and I go back.

soapnuts Sun 08-Sep-13 13:52:28

but it's not if you've clicked a link OliviaMumsnet - that would make sense. basically what happens is i clink on a thread, scroll down (don't click on anything) and then when i press back it takes me to the top of the thread again then have to click again to get back to active convs page - used to only take one click. i'm on a macbook pro using safari - only started happening yesterday - please try and stop it - it's so annoying - and def something new!

LegArmpits Sun 08-Sep-13 13:55:05

Strangely my DH is also having the same problem on Reddit using Android. Curiouser and curiouser.

BlameItOnTheBogey Sun 08-Sep-13 13:55:54

Me too but not in ipad on macbook though. It happens to me no matter how I navigate to a page...

Cheddars Sun 08-Sep-13 14:00:14

Same here. I'm not clicking the back button, just swiping back on my magic mouse how pretentious does that sound?

It is very annoying and definitely not normal.

RustyBear Sun 08-Sep-13 14:02:32

No, it's definitely not just caused by clicking on a link that takes you to another part of the page.

In the screen shot in this post (see below), I used the links on my Bookmarks bar to alternate between Active convos and Threads I'm on, and didn't touch the page that loaded at all, and got the same effect as before, with each page showing twice on the back button list. If I visit other sites, the double entry doesn't happen for those sites. Occasionally you don't get the double entry on Mumsnet, but it happens more often than not.

Screen shot here

HappyMummyOfOne Sun 08-Sep-13 14:04:10

Thought it was my ipad having a moment, its been playing up for a couple of days.

Knotter Sun 08-Sep-13 14:05:32

Same here on ipad using Safari -pressing back button has no effect unless pressed twice. However, it is also sometimes happening on other websites, eg Google, so perhaps it is something to do with Safari and an update they have done (wrong)?

tethersend Sun 08-Sep-13 14:07:39

Me too. Glad it's not just my sausage fingers.

<fnarr fnarr at 'double entry'>

RustyBear Sun 08-Sep-13 14:11:45

Here's another screen shot - same page after I posted the above message, previewed it (once) then visited other sites Screen shot

Just checked Google doesn't give the double entry on my iPad...

Knotter Sun 08-Sep-13 14:15:57

It happens every time on Mumsnet, but has only happened a couple of times on Google for me.

volestair Sun 08-Sep-13 14:28:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

snozzlemaid Sun 08-Sep-13 14:34:42

This has been driving me mad too. Thought I wasn't touching the back button on my ipad quite right. Glad it's not just me or my device.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 08-Sep-13 16:22:15


Strangely my DH is also having the same problem on Reddit using Android. Curiouser and curiouser.

Maybe the whole interweb is busted?

meala Sun 08-Sep-13 18:31:41

On my android tablet, the first back press rakes me to the top of the thread and the next one takes me back to the previous page. It's only happening on mumsnet though

Janek Sun 08-Sep-13 18:41:40

Me too!

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