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browser navigates to previous page when any other link is hovered over




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Douglas Wojcik, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-10-01], URL)



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0

When navigating a web site, once the back button has been used, the browser will return to that page when a link ( not just for that page, mind you ) is hovered over.  If you are quick, and preposition your pointer ( after hitting the "back" button again) you can navigate to a different link, and set that is the new "persistent page".

Also, if you are careful not to bring the cursor over any other links, you can keep the behaviour at bay.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to www.cuddletech.com, navigate to blogs, read posting, consider ideas.
2.Navigate to comments for that blog entry
3.select URL of any given commentator.  Read page, consider ideas.
4.hit the back button
5.just TRY to navigate to anywhere else;  hovering the cursor ( actualy just brushing the cursor over a link) sends you back to tbe page of the previous commentator.

Actual Results:  
steps to reproduce done interactively with the site.  see above text box

Expected Results:  
no navigation should have occured

Always happens at sites for which this is a problem, not all sites are.
does not always happen right away, response times tends to decrease, 

Makes firefox almost unusable
Did you also test this in safe-mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode_(Firefox)
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.9 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-10-01]
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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