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F5 page refresh does not auto-scroll to top of page

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I view a page, for example, news.yahoo.com. I usually scroll down a way, possibly to the bottom. I step away, and when I come back I want to refresh the page. Up until about two weeks ago, when I press F5 to refresh the page, it would automatically scroll back to the top of the page. Now it seems to go to (maybe) a percentage of the page based on where it was last scrolled. I then have to manually scroll back to the top to see the latest headlines. Was Firefox behavior changed? Is there a setting to control page refresh behavior?

I view a page, for example, news.yahoo.com. I usually scroll down a way, possibly to the bottom. I step away, and when I come back I want to refresh the page. Up until about two weeks ago, when I press F5 to refresh the page, it would automatically scroll back to the top of the page. Now it seems to go to (maybe) a percentage of the page based on where it was last scrolled. I then have to manually scroll back to the top to see the latest headlines. Was Firefox behavior changed? Is there a setting to control page refresh behavior?

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Firefox may restore the position from the cache, Yahoo may have changed the cache settings. In that case you can use Ctrl+F5 to reload the page and bypass the cache.


You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)
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Firefox may restore the position from the cache, Yahoo may have changed the cache settings. In that case you can use Ctrl+F5 to reload the page and bypass the cache.


You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)
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This solves the problem (in Firefox). Chrome does not have this issue.