Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can I make Firefox return to a specific spot on the page when using "back"? Internet Explorer seems to do this.

share|improve this question
Firefox (currently using 4.0.1) does this for me. Does it fail for you only on some pages, or on all pages? I just tried a Wikipedia article to be sure, and yes, it does return to the spot I was reading. If it is a long page it may need to load for a while before it seeks to the place. – Mr.Wizard May 11 '11 at 17:37
If it is a long page it may need to load for a while before it seeks to the place - agreed – Tog May 11 '11 at 20:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You have 2 options:

  1. create new Firefox profile, which will be with default settings;
  2. Run Firefox in Safe Mode and see.

If option 2 works then you have issues with yours add-ons.

share|improve this answer
Option 2 did work ok (and faster!) I'll deactivate add-ons 1 at a time to prove, and report results back here. thanx – jackmcgann May 12 '11 at 22:13
I decided to deactivate addons in Alpha order. Didn't take long, it was "APTURE" addon..Solved. – jackmcgann May 12 '11 at 22:22

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.