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  1. #1
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    Intermitent failure of backspace to return to the last page

    Not sure if the title makes sense but I'm using firefox/windows 10/ new lenovo X1 Yoga thinkpad, when I use the backspace key to page backwards thru previous screens intermittently there is no response, hit BS again and it responds going back a page

    At first i assumed it was the keyboard on this refurbed lenovov LT intermittently not responding but then I noticed when ever it didn't page back the little arrow circle next to the home symbol did respond but the app did not page back

    I havent tried any other browsers yet it seems to only happen back paging using the BS key while surfing TGR in firefox
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I’ve gotten the same lately using the back arrow, about a 50% no response rate. Firefox/windows 10.

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    I'm not 50% more like 10%,

    I havent noticed it on any of the other sites i hangout at, just TGR

    and here i was all set to take it back to the dealer & complain about an intermittent backspace keybutton
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Alt + left arrow?
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    Climate change deniers should be in the same boat as the flat earthers, ridiculed for stupidity.

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    This place is really going south when we start debating software bugs and keyboard shortcuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyg82 View Post
    Alt + left arrow?
    yeah that works but at least with me its a pretty intermittent bug,
    i will try it and see but i think its something to do with TGR

    Benie isnt here yet so we arent debating software bugs, we are reporting them
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    alt + left arrow can also fail to page back same as the backspace key not paging back

    i'm used to wathcing the screen now to see if the arrow circle thingy in the firefox browser goes around but the screen fails to page back

    only happens in TGR

    this is not a mechanical issue
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I got it working or rather I found a guy who got it working

    some guy on FB was selling a lenovo computer said he was a ceritfyed tech so totally at random i asked him if he had ever heard of this problem, he said hang on , came back 15 min later and said he figured it out

    in case I ever need this again

    the type about:config into browser bar
    ignore the warning to not proceed
    type browser.backspace_action
    right click on the pencil icon
    change the numerical value beside the preference to 0
    click the check mark & quit the browser

    got talking afterwards and turns out buddy used to be an IBM contracter on a bunch of hardware everything from AS 400 to store systems to banking systems, had been a system admin spending a lot of time in about:config and we knew the same guy in Terrace

    talk about Random I'm gona go buy a lottery ticket !
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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