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Weird behaviour with "back" button in browser - anyone else?

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BertieBotts Thu 04-Jan-18 21:45:51

Over the last few days I've noticed if I'm browsing Active, I'm On or a talk topic and click onto a thread from there, when I press back to return to the list of threads afterwards, it often seems to skip that page and go straight to whatever thread I was reading before that, which is very odd. It doesn't happen every time, but enough for me to notice. I have thought maybe I've clicked back twice by mistake and gone forward again, but it's like the interim page is just deleted from my history as though I never visited it at all.

Is anyone else getting this? It's really strange and disorientating.

I'm on Chrome on Windows 10 on a desktop.

Myneighboursnorlax Thu 04-Jan-18 21:47:00

That’s been happening to me on the mobile site too!

Neolara Thu 04-Jan-18 21:47:53

And me. It's a bit annoying.

Kidsarekarma Thu 04-Jan-18 21:48:20

Me too, on the mobile site, most annoying.

RiceButt Thu 04-Jan-18 21:48:30

Yes me too, bloody annoying.

RiceButt Thu 04-Jan-18 21:48:40

Yes me too, bloody annoying.

GeorgeTheHamster Thu 04-Jan-18 21:49:17

Yes, on safari on the mobile site

Wetdogloveshubert Thu 04-Jan-18 21:49:29

It's been doing this for a while for me. Only a problem on mumsnet, and only in my mobile. Most irritating.

Tokelau Thu 04-Jan-18 21:51:12

This happens to me, although not quite the same. I look st active threads, then click on a thread and read it, then click back, and it takes me to the list of threads earlier in the day. I’m on an iPad, using safari.

VeganIan Thu 04-Jan-18 21:57:08

Yep me too. Mobile site on Chrome. Back takes me two pages back. So I view Active threads then Thread 1, then Active, then Thread 2. Then from Thread 2 I hit back and go all the way to Thread 1.

ShirleyPhallus Thu 04-Jan-18 21:58:03

And me

Slapbetcommissioner Thu 04-Jan-18 21:59:08

Me too, standard internet browser app on my Samsung tablet, android version is whatever is newest.

GeorgeTheHamster Thu 04-Jan-18 22:01:52

And while we're at it, it won't go back at all if I have clicked on a photo someone has posted

Secretlifeofme Thu 04-Jan-18 22:02:19

And me

9GreenBottles Thu 04-Jan-18 22:03:56

Ipad on Safari too

BertieBotts Thu 04-Jan-18 22:03:59

The photo thing has been the case for ages, it's how they do the URL, you can see it cycling through about 6 URLs! Does eventually go back.

Cheeseislife Thu 04-Jan-18 22:06:31

Me too, on a galaxy tab

BigBrownBoogyinBear Thu 04-Jan-18 22:07:59

Yes, here too.

Saladd0dger Thu 04-Jan-18 22:08:57

Me, iPhone safari

Pombliboo123 Thu 04-Jan-18 22:11:29

Yes on chrome on an android. Been driving me mad thought it was my phone!

Jenala Thu 04-Jan-18 22:13:16

Yes here on chrome on android except for me I come to the active page, click a thread, then when I press back it takes me back to whatever I was on before I opened mumsnet, usually my homepage. Just skips it entirely.

Thurlow Thu 04-Jan-18 22:16:01

Me too,.Android and Chrome. I thought it was my phone.

IHaveACuntingPlan Thu 04-Jan-18 22:17:46

Me too - I read a thread, click 'back' to return to active convos and end up back on my google homepage. I thought it was my phone. I'm on the mobile site using chrome on my Android phone.

Roomba Thu 04-Jan-18 22:31:36

I've also had this on the mobile site, Android phone (and my bookmark button and capability still hasn't reappeared after vanishing months ago despite multiple reports!).

glasshouse Thu 04-Jan-18 22:33:54

Same here, using Chrome on mobile site, happens when using site on my tablet as well. Thought it was just me.

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