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Discussion in 'Forum Feedback (The Cantina)' started by Viral Hide, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

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    This is the number one maddening thing about the Cantina, as it is the only forum I visit now and do all my typing directly into it....

    Alas, looks like the backspace key has been a bane for many , for many many years:

    This has been a problem since Internet Explorer. It's a very old web browser standard... Firefox and Chrome have this functionality by default as well, and you have to download a special plug-in or extension to disable it. Edge and IE have no option to disable this function, and Microsoft will just shrug and tell you it's an established browser UI standard and that you have to live with it because it's the standard.

    Unfortunately, someone, sometime back in the 1990s or 1980s when the Internet was primarily a system for accessing non-interactive hypertext documents, decided that Backspace was a good choice for a standard key to go back to the previous page. "Well, this key has the word Back in the name! Wouldn't it be clever to make it function as a back button? Haw haw, Backspace to go back through cyberspace! Am I a genius or what, huh?!"

    Whoever established this ignorant, short-sighted web standard has my undying enmity, and I curse him/her for it. I've been fighting with this for decades now, and gotten used to trying to save longer form entries to Notepad just in case. Sometimes I forget, though, and some forums thankfully have a "Save Post" that saves your drafts as you're typing them... and it has saved my butt several times.

    The only suggestion I have that might work is to try and break yourself of the habit of using Backspace to delete text. Instead, train yourself to keep typing after you make mistakes, and then go back through with the cursor and use the Delete key to fix your errors instead. Once you break the habit of using Backspace to delete text, the Backspace key functioning as a Back button won't be nearly as annoying. You might even learn to like it... which is apparently what they expect.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...function/4f61902f-c60b-4300-ad64-1b67cc2368e6

    ^^ The replies to this forum are hilarious, take a look at them, especially the guy that says whoever built this feature into IE and Edge should have camel fleas attack him, LOL
     
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  2. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

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    As a follow-on to this, at the end of the microsoft forum above a person states that Google Chrome had disabled this function....so....over to Chrome for me. It is working great!!!
     
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  3. Stormagadon

    Stormagadon Cantina Court Jester
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    I'm sorry you've had so much trouble with things here. As always, we'll continue to look into things and get them sorted when able, but I'm glad to hear you've found a way around your issues!
     
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  4. deadmanwalkin009

    deadmanwalkin009 Rebel General

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    Are these type ads going to be the new norm? I can deal with the two on the sides of the page but the bottom banner is going to be an issue as it covers up some of the page. I understand you need ads for revenue but this is going to be pretty annoying to close the bottom box every time you go to a new page. It wasn't like this earlier this morning. This screen shot is from Google Chrome on a Windows PC.

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  5. Lazarus Dei

    Lazarus Dei Tree Dodger Extraordinaire
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    Thanks for highlighting @deadmanwalkin009 - a couple of the staff and mod team also noticed this yesterday and these ads have now been withdrawn.
     
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