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I cannot go back one page, it doesn't work because the current page repeat itself

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Whenever I open a page and then clicking a link to go to another page, when I attempt to click "back" it does not work simply because the current page repeated itself an infinite number of times. Now why is that happining? and what to do.

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Do this; From whatever page; you see a link you want to check out, but you don't want to loose the current page, have the new link open in another tab or window. When you are done with that, close that tab / window.

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If you right-click the Back button (or long press it), you should get a full list history and be able to jump back further. If the site has navigated itself enough to fill the list, well, that's a bad site.

Have you noticed any pattern in the types of sites that cause this problem?

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Thank you for replying jscher2000. The site cannot fill the list because it is only the second page i.e I opened the home page and then I press a link to go to the next page. When I want to go back pressing right click on the back button I see the page repeated itself too many times. I noticed this on eBay for now. Sent from my Android

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FreeMCD:I always try to implement this when I surf the Internet but I always go back to my old habit of clicking the links in the same window:

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If you haven't already, could you try "the usual" for eBay:

When you have a problem with one particular site, a good "first thing to try" is clearing your Firefox cache and deleting your saved cookies for the site.

(1) Bypass Firefox's Cache

Use Ctrl+Shift+r to reload the page fresh from the server.

Alternately, you also can clear Firefox's cache completely using:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced

On the Network mini-tab > Cached Web Content : "Clear Now"

If you have a large hard drive, this might take a few minutes.

(2) Remove the site's cookies (save any pending work first). While viewing a page on the site, try either:

  • right-click and choose View Page Info > Security > "View Cookies"
  • Alt+t (open the classic Tools menu) > Page Info > Security > "View Cookies"

In the dialog that opens, you can remove the site's cookies individually.

Then try reloading the page. Does that help?