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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was being nosey and pokin around all sorts of threads but I keep finding myself clicking to the left of the screen and being a bit bummed out when it doesn's do anything. I'd like to propose making this region an onclick back button so it's a bit more easy to get around the site for forum lukers like myself

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29 minutes ago, Sushimus said:

So I was being nosey and pokin around all sorts of threads but I keep finding myself clicking to the left of the screen and being a bit bummed out when it doesn's do anything. I'd like to propose making this region an onclick back button so it's a bit more easy to get around the site for forum lukers like myself

Edit: I disabled my adblocker while making this post don't worry, I forgot it was on here

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Doing such a thing in only one place would just create confusion.  Also not every group reads left to right.  There too to bottom and right to left as well.


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This would serve no "good" purpose just use the browsers buttons in the corner what I do or just click back using the bar over the Forum suggestions text


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Why were you clicking on the left side of your screen expecting to go back in the first place? Are there other websites that have this feature? What websites?


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1 hour ago, BobVonBob said:

Why were you clicking on the left side of your screen expecting to go back in the first place? Are there other websites that have this feature? What websites?

Reddit

 

And I realise theres a back button I just thought itd be easier to click the large empty space to the left


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For some there's large empty spaces, for others there's not. I see very little value on this. Preferring tabbed browsing myself.


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9 hours ago, BobVonBob said:

Why were you clicking on the left side of your screen expecting to go back in the first place? Are there other websites that have this feature? What websites?

8 hours ago, Sushimus said:

Reddit

context: new.reddit.com

 

that's not strictly a "back button" to speak of; most "modern" "responsive" websites utilise "layered" navigation, in which a temporary frame would load in front of the base webpage location. clicking the background would return one-down

 

you're just too used to one type of site navigation. a lot of sites do not share one universal kind

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4 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

that's not strictly a "back button" to speak of; most "modern" "responsive" websites utilise "layered" navigation, in which a temporary frame would load in front of the base webpage location. clicking the background would return one-down

So in Reddit, threads open as popups? Did I understood that explanation correctly?


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1 hour ago, LogicalDrm said:

So in Reddit, threads open as popups? Did I understood that explanation correctly?

kinda like a popup, but not in a new window. it's more like a new iframe above the site

think twitter desktop when you click an image in an image post

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1 hour ago, VegetableStu said:

kinda like a popup, but not in a new window. it's more like a new iframe above the site

think twitter desktop when you click an image in an image post

This, except Reddit really sucks at actually refreshing itself, so this route probably isn't a good idea.


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7 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

context: new.reddit.com

 

that's not strictly a "back button" to speak of; most "modern" "responsive" websites utilise "layered" navigation, in which a temporary frame would load in front of the base webpage location. clicking the background would return one-down

 

you're just too used to one type of site navigation. a lot of sites do not share one universal kind

I see. I was forgetting about layered websites, I'm still stubbornly holding on to the old Reddit layout.


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