Open the main page of the forum..When you find a specific topic that you want to read, RIGHT click on the topic, choose "Open in New Window" (Or "Open in New Tab" if using Firefox"). You'll now have two browser windows open. The new window will show your new topic. If you then want to open separate posts in the new window, you can once again, RIGHT click on the separate posts, choose "Open in New Window" (Or "Opne in New Tab" if using Firefox) and a third window will open showing the separate post. If you want to go back to the "topic" window, simply close the third window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner...or as another option, leave all three windows open and move back to the second or first windows by clicking on the display links in the bottom task bar.
Hope this helps.
i have an incredibly newbie question. when i am in this CNET forum and reading the posts ie: next message, how do i get back to the page where i started without having to press the back button through all the previuos messages i already read to get to the original question page where i started