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Firefox not retaining last address visited

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As I am browsing a website, like townhall.com, I ask firefox to go back from the article I have just finished reading to the website homepage. It usually works fine, but every so often it goes back to the website I was looking at before I went to townhall.com , which means it goes back two steps in the visiting history instead of one step. Then, I have to go forward one step to the article I just finished and click on the website homepage. It seems like this problem has only started within the past 3-6 months or so. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

As I am browsing a website, like townhall.com, I ask firefox to go back from the article I have just finished reading to the website homepage. It usually works fine, but every so often it goes back to the website I was looking at before I went to townhall.com , which means it goes back two steps in the visiting history instead of one step. Then, I have to go forward one step to the article I just finished and click on the website homepage. It seems like this problem has only started within the past 3-6 months or so. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

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Pj
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Hmm. Might be something going on here. I'll have to pay more attention to this.

Otherwise, you can Right-Click the Back Arrow and select the previous link just below the current one with the 'dot'.



~Pj

Hmm. Might be something going on here. I'll have to pay more attention to this. Otherwise, you can Right-Click the Back Arrow and select the previous link just below the current one with the 'dot'. ~Pj
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Thanks for the tip. I will try that approach until the problem is resolved.

Thanks for the tip. I will try that approach until the problem is resolved.
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cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
Start Firefox in <u>Safe Mode</u> to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if <u>hardware acceleration</u> is is causing the problem. *switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes *do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems
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Pj
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rbhall52 said

Thanks for the tip. I will try that approach until the problem is resolved.

Hmm. Before I just started this Session (I now have 66.0.5), I Right-Clicked my Back Arrow and got some other pop-up menu, and no URL Drop-down history! This, right after I played around trying move Tabs. There's a gap between the Tabs and I can't select multiple Tabs anymore or even move one Tab!

I thinks there's a Bug-a-Boo back one or more versions ago. I'll try move more Tabs around tonight or tomorrow and see if it 'locks' up on me with version 66.0.5.


~Pj

''rbhall52 [[#answer-1221054|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks for the tip. I will try that approach until the problem is resolved. </blockquote> Hmm. Before I just started this Session (I now have '''66.0.5'''), I Right-Clicked my Back Arrow and got some other pop-up menu, and no URL Drop-down history! This, right after I played around trying move Tabs. There's a gap between the Tabs and I can't select multiple Tabs anymore or even move one Tab! I thinks there's a Bug-a-Boo back one or more versions ago. I'll try move more Tabs around tonight or tomorrow and see if it 'locks' up on me with version '''66.0.5'''. ~Pj
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