Browser Back Button

by Jaikishan Jalan » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:11:07 GMT


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 Hello,

I see that there is no provision for navigating back on Android Browser. I
see that it does have a forward button. To go back, I am forced to use the
back button on the device but the problem with that it does not retain the
state of the page. I am curious if this is a feature or a bug ? If feature,
what is the rationale to do so? I have seen this behvaiour on Nexus One and
Motorola Devour.

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Thanks,
Jaikishan

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Browser Back Button

by AndroidAppDeveloper » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:20:31 GMT


 Hello,

I see that there is no provision for navigating back on Android
Browser. I see that it does have a forward button. To go back, I am
forced to use the back button on the device but the problem with that
it does not retain the state of the page. I am curious if this is a
feature or a bug ? If feature, what is the rationale to do so. I have
seen this behvaiour on Nexus One and Motorola Devour.

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Browser Back Button

by Matt Kanninen » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 07:24:09 GMT


 It bugs me.  Few activities override the back button this much.  I
feel like the official exit button in Android is hit the back button 7
times quickly, and I think the browser's behavior encourages this.

I understand that Android reduces the need for an exit button, but
IMHO there are many use cases where it's needed.  Largely for buggy
apps.  I frequently have to order Pandora on my Moto Droid to quit, so
I can restart it and get it to work.  Otherwise it just sits there
with a black screen.

I'd prefer it if the default browser had an explicit back item in the
menu, and if the back key closed the whole browser activity (caching
state).

My 2 cents,
-MK



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Browser Back Button

by niko20 » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:59:25 GMT


 You can "close" the browser and retain state by just pressing the Home
key

-niko




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Browser Back Button

by Matt Kanninen » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:46:50 GMT


 Modern PC browsers often let you go backwards and forwards while
retaining a lot of the page state.  This is awesome for the case you
fill out a giant online form, (like this one I'm filling out on
groups.google.com), but for some reason a bug occurs during the
submit.  That way when you go back you still have your form data.

On the other hand, for all I know that could be a trick particular
websites do using javascript.





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