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Some websites disable the back button, and don't let you escape back from it. Is there a way to selectively disable this disablement of back button? I feel it offensive, and get frustrated when I encounter such websites. I use Firefox 4.

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can you provide us with an example of a website that does this? –  Christofian May 8 '11 at 21:21
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I've seen websites breaking the back button functionality because of inconsistent programming, but never in a way that you couldn't actually click the button. –  slhck May 8 '11 at 21:45
    
@Christofian I don't have an example right now, but I will come back when I encounter again. @slhck You can click the button, but it does not take you to anywhere. –  sawa May 8 '11 at 21:59
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My guess: the pages have a "Meta refresh" tag or a JavaScript scriptlet, which gets activated as soon as you go "back" to them. You cannot disable these "features", as they have many legitimate uses, but you can skip the offending page by right-clicking on the "Back" button and jumping two pages back.

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I see. I will do right clicking on the back button. Thanks. –  sawa May 8 '11 at 23:17
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