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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:31 PM

can't press back to return to search results in chrome

i'm using an up-to-date version of google canary and if i follow a link from a search page, the back button (both in the browser and the backspace key) will take me to the page i was viewing before i googled whatever. even holding down the back button does not bring it up in the list of pages that drop down.

it works fine otherwise and i'm wondering if i may have accidentally goobered something. i googled it a bit, but couldn't find anything.

thanks in advance.

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Reply can't press back to return to search results in chrome (Original post)
fizzgig Nov 2012 OP
mockmonkey Nov 2012 #1
fizzgig Nov 2012 #3
ChromeFoundry Nov 2012 #2
fizzgig Nov 2012 #5
mockmonkey Nov 2012 #4
fizzgig Nov 2012 #7
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #6
fizzgig Nov 2012 #8
lastlib Nov 2012 #9
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #10
fizzgig Dec 2012 #12
JBoy Nov 2012 #11
fizzgig Dec 2012 #13

Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:25 PM

1. if you type this in chrome

is there any History listed?

chrome://chrome/history/

Sorry misread your post

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Response to mockmonkey (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:46 PM

3. i just did a test search

and it does show up in the history.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:46 PM

2. are you running Norton

Mcafee or any other product that installs a local proxy server to catch threats? Chrome may be getting confused by the way the proxy server is performing redirection.

Try disabling any AntiVirus or Security monitors and try again. If you do not have the same issue, contact the maker of the installed software, or look for an update.

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. i disabled norton and nothing changed

i'm assuming it's up-to-date because it's always updating. i did, however, test chrome and it worked there, the issue seems to be isolated to the canary version.

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Response to mockmonkey (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:09 PM

7. i saw a lot about the back button getting 'stuck'

and not going back at all. i'm going to see if the google help forum is more helpful than the last time i used it

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:05 PM

6. IIRC canary is in developer stage

and so (1) comes with no guarantees and (2) can change daily

You might try downloading the next version of canary, when it comes out, to see if it works better

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:16 PM

8. it is in developer stage

i switched to it sometime ago due to a conflict between a norton component and chrome, so i'm just going to go back to chrome and hope it's resolved.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

9. yerskrewed

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:18 PM

10. Try clicking and holding the back button in the browser window.

That will bring up your recent history in a little popup.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:57 AM

12. that is the first thing i tried

initially it did not even show the search, now it just refreshes the page i'm on. i have to go into the history from the control panel to get to the seach page

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:26 PM

11. Happens to me with chrome on my android tablet

But only when I search in the browser's "address bar". After searching, then going to one of the pages, hitting "back" seems to take me back 2 pages, and not to the search results page.

Problem does not seem to happen when I search within a window of a google page.

Don't understand this behavior, and it's annoying.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:58 AM

13. it is annoying

not the end of the world, but damn aggravating

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