BACK BUTTON DOESN'T WORK IN EBAY

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by ted, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. ted

    ted Guest

    In many auction listings on ebay, I can not use the back button to return to
    the previous page. As an example:

    On ebay's main page-
    I click on "musical Instruments"
    On the page that appears next, I click on "Electric" under the "Guitar"
    category.
    On the next page that appears, I click on any of the name brands in the
    column on the left.
    On the next page that appears (let's call this "Page X"), there is a list of
    current auction listings. I pick an auction listing at random.

    Now, after looking at the pictures in the auction, a can not use the Back
    button to return to Page X. I can click the back button repeatedly and it
    will simply reload the auction page, but will not return to Page X.

    This is not a fluke. It happens to me every single day many times a day,
    without fail. Since this wasn't an issue with IE6, I'm led to believe that
    it's a bug with IE7. I had the BETA version of IE7 installed and it DID NOT
    HAVE THIS PROBLEM.
     
    ted, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. ted

    Poprivet Guest

    ted wrote:
    > In many auction listings on ebay, I can not use the back button to
    > return to the previous page. As an example:
    >
    > On ebay's main page-
    > I click on "musical Instruments"
    > On the page that appears next, I click on "Electric" under the
    > "Guitar" category.
    > On the next page that appears, I click on any of the name brands in
    > the column on the left.
    > On the next page that appears (let's call this "Page X"), there is a
    > list of current auction listings. I pick an auction listing at
    > random.
    >
    > Now, after looking at the pictures in the auction, a can not use the
    > Back button to return to Page X. I can click the back button
    > repeatedly and it will simply reload the auction page, but will not
    > return to Page X.
    >
    > This is not a fluke. It happens to me every single day many times a
    > day, without fail. Since this wasn't an issue with IE6, I'm led to
    > believe that it's a bug with IE7. I had the BETA version of IE7
    > installed and it DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM.


    That's more likely a problem with the web page; try the down arrow and pick
    the preceding page to see if that will work; I think it will. Some sites do
    this on purpose, OR, they might be loading a bunch of adclick, etc., that
    you have to click back thru in some cases, during which you won't leave the
    page either.
    No chance it's a new window and just needs to be closed, is it? When you
    open a new tab or window, there is no page to go "back to".

    Pop`
     
    Poprivet, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. ted

    ted Guest

    Since it never happened in IE6 or IE7 beta but DOES happen in IE7, I
    automatically assumed it was the browser. Plus, it happens all over ebay,
    not just on one particular page...it is a chronic thing. It's not a new
    window, either, so that's not it. I'll try the down arrow and see what
    happens, but even so, something's fishy about it.

    "Poprivet" wrote:

    > ted wrote:
    > > In many auction listings on ebay, I can not use the back button to
    > > return to the previous page. As an example:
    > >
    > > On ebay's main page-
    > > I click on "musical Instruments"
    > > On the page that appears next, I click on "Electric" under the
    > > "Guitar" category.
    > > On the next page that appears, I click on any of the name brands in
    > > the column on the left.
    > > On the next page that appears (let's call this "Page X"), there is a
    > > list of current auction listings. I pick an auction listing at
    > > random.
    > >
    > > Now, after looking at the pictures in the auction, a can not use the
    > > Back button to return to Page X. I can click the back button
    > > repeatedly and it will simply reload the auction page, but will not
    > > return to Page X.
    > >
    > > This is not a fluke. It happens to me every single day many times a
    > > day, without fail. Since this wasn't an issue with IE6, I'm led to
    > > believe that it's a bug with IE7. I had the BETA version of IE7
    > > installed and it DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

    >
    > That's more likely a problem with the web page; try the down arrow and pick
    > the preceding page to see if that will work; I think it will. Some sites do
    > this on purpose, OR, they might be loading a bunch of adclick, etc., that
    > you have to click back thru in some cases, during which you won't leave the
    > page either.
    > No chance it's a new window and just needs to be closed, is it? When you
    > open a new tab or window, there is no page to go "back to".
    >
    > Pop`
    >
    >
    >
     
    ted, Feb 21, 2007
    #3
  4. ted

    Tom Willett Guest

    I followed what you did, and cannot replicate the issue in IE7. It goes
    back just fine for me.

    Tom
    "ted" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | Since it never happened in IE6 or IE7 beta but DOES happen in IE7, I
    | automatically assumed it was the browser. Plus, it happens all over ebay,
    | not just on one particular page...it is a chronic thing. It's not a new
    | window, either, so that's not it. I'll try the down arrow and see what
    | happens, but even so, something's fishy about it.
    |
    | "Poprivet" wrote:
    |
    | > ted wrote:
    | > > In many auction listings on ebay, I can not use the back button to
    | > > return to the previous page. As an example:
    | > >
    | > > On ebay's main page-
    | > > I click on "musical Instruments"
    | > > On the page that appears next, I click on "Electric" under the
    | > > "Guitar" category.
    | > > On the next page that appears, I click on any of the name brands in
    | > > the column on the left.
    | > > On the next page that appears (let's call this "Page X"), there is a
    | > > list of current auction listings. I pick an auction listing at
    | > > random.
    | > >
    | > > Now, after looking at the pictures in the auction, a can not use the
    | > > Back button to return to Page X. I can click the back button
    | > > repeatedly and it will simply reload the auction page, but will not
    | > > return to Page X.
    | > >
    | > > This is not a fluke. It happens to me every single day many times a
    | > > day, without fail. Since this wasn't an issue with IE6, I'm led to
    | > > believe that it's a bug with IE7. I had the BETA version of IE7
    | > > installed and it DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM.
    | >
    | > That's more likely a problem with the web page; try the down arrow and
    pick
    | > the preceding page to see if that will work; I think it will. Some
    sites do
    | > this on purpose, OR, they might be loading a bunch of adclick, etc.,
    that
    | > you have to click back thru in some cases, during which you won't leave
    the
    | > page either.
    | > No chance it's a new window and just needs to be closed, is it? When
    you
    | > open a new tab or window, there is no page to go "back to".
    | >
    | > Pop`
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    Tom Willett, Feb 21, 2007
    #4
  5. ted

    ted Guest

    I just did it again, so I don't know what it is. It never happened in any
    other version of IE so I'm blaming IE7 for it. There must be a setting or
    something causing the problem. Clicking the back button just refreshes the
    page. Oh well.

    "Tom Willett" wrote:

    > I followed what you did, and cannot replicate the issue in IE7. It goes
    > back just fine for me.
    >
    > Tom
    > "ted" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > | Since it never happened in IE6 or IE7 beta but DOES happen in IE7, I
    > | automatically assumed it was the browser. Plus, it happens all over ebay,
    > | not just on one particular page...it is a chronic thing. It's not a new
    > | window, either, so that's not it. I'll try the down arrow and see what
    > | happens, but even so, something's fishy about it.
    > |
    > | "Poprivet" wrote:
    > |
    > | > ted wrote:
    > | > > In many auction listings on ebay, I can not use the back button to
    > | > > return to the previous page. As an example:
    > | > >
    > | > > On ebay's main page-
    > | > > I click on "musical Instruments"
    > | > > On the page that appears next, I click on "Electric" under the
    > | > > "Guitar" category.
    > | > > On the next page that appears, I click on any of the name brands in
    > | > > the column on the left.
    > | > > On the next page that appears (let's call this "Page X"), there is a
    > | > > list of current auction listings. I pick an auction listing at
    > | > > random.
    > | > >
    > | > > Now, after looking at the pictures in the auction, a can not use the
    > | > > Back button to return to Page X. I can click the back button
    > | > > repeatedly and it will simply reload the auction page, but will not
    > | > > return to Page X.
    > | > >
    > | > > This is not a fluke. It happens to me every single day many times a
    > | > > day, without fail. Since this wasn't an issue with IE6, I'm led to
    > | > > believe that it's a bug with IE7. I had the BETA version of IE7
    > | > > installed and it DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM.
    > | >
    > | > That's more likely a problem with the web page; try the down arrow and
    > pick
    > | > the preceding page to see if that will work; I think it will. Some
    > sites do
    > | > this on purpose, OR, they might be loading a bunch of adclick, etc.,
    > that
    > | > you have to click back thru in some cases, during which you won't leave
    > the
    > | > page either.
    > | > No chance it's a new window and just needs to be closed, is it? When
    > you
    > | > open a new tab or window, there is no page to go "back to".
    > | >
    > | > Pop`
    > | >
    > | >
    > | >
    >
    >
    >
     
    ted, Feb 22, 2007
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