I like the way the back button used to behave: it quickly gave me a cached version of whatever page I happened to be looking at before I navigated to the current place.
These days though, sites make increasing use of custom behaviour when you click the back button. This is especially the case for single page sites, but can also be seen in other cases - I click the back button and it either takes an unreasonably long time to go back to the previous page, or something I didn't want happens (e.g. I don't leave a page when I expect to).
What is the best choice of browser and options for me? Is there some plugin that could help me in either chrome, safari or firefox? I guess basically I want a "don't mess with my back button" option. I'm fully aware that this may break functionality in some sites - I'm willing to live with that, since I never use the back button in cases where I don't actually want to go back to where I was.
After reading some comments here, I think it might be that this is due to code running on the page I'm navigating back to, but how could that display a note (which would mean altering the DOM on the page I'm leaving)?
I know I've been annoyed by similar things elsewhere, but I'll have to dig around in my brain to remember what they were. :/