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Is there a way to get back to the page you were on before the instructable, without arrowing back through all the steps? Answered

Love, love, LOVE this site, but hate trying to navigate back to where I started after looking at an instructable.  The bacon contest, f'rinstance.  Do I REALLY have to back-arrow through all the steps I just looked at, or am I missing some better way?

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Quercus austrina
Quercus austrina

Best Answer 8 years ago

Here's a really easy way to work around that situation, at least in IE.

When you find something that piques your interest, right click the link and select either NEW TAB or NEW WINDOW. That leaves your original page alone while you explore the wonderful (or not so wonderful 0_o ) link. When done, just close the Tab or Window and go back to your original page right where you left it.

If you need to go back a bit to get to some other previous page, use the little "pull down" arrow next to the "Forward" arrow. Clicking on this will show you a list of previous pages (to a certain extent), which is actually that browser's current page history (it is all there, just not visible). Click on what you think would be the page you want, or if you don't see it, click the bottom page and then it will jump back and move the history accordingly, bringing you closer to the first page you opened in that particular browser window. If you went back too far, you can use the same trick to go forward (most of the time, depending on the page you land on - some won't let you go further by making the browser clear the history forward) by clicking above the highlighted page.

Experiment. Try it out. There is nothing to lose but a little bit of time. And if you find it useful, you can be happy in your new knowledge.

Enjoy,
Qa

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sesquipedalian
sesquipedalian

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks. I SO love this website, with its "be nice" policy. I want to make it into my universe. Is there a way to do that? Inquiry, exploration, learning, niceness. That's pretty much all I need. Oh, and popcorn.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

I think the behaviour depends on whether you a paid up member or not, I am, if I click on an ible say on the right here, I can go to any given step (using the jump to option) and back again, if I go back, I end up here.

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frollard
frollard

8 years ago

I recommend getting more used to tabbed browsing, and when you pull up a new ible, use MIDDLE click to open the ible in a new tab; leaving the directory listing in the first original tab.