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by brooklyn354 / January 24, 2006 9:44 AM PST

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

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Brooklyn, This Is What I Do...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 10:58 AM PST
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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.


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by John.Wilkinson / January 24, 2006 11:00 AM PST
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If you want to get back to the first post in the thread, scoll down past the message you are currently reading and click on the title of the first message. Else, if you want to get back to a forum page, look towards the top of the screen, just under the green bar with the search feature and above the forum title, and you'll see ''Back to:'' followed by two links...the first will take you to the main forums page, and the second will take you to the main page of the forum you're in. (In this case, that would be the Computer Newbies forum page.) You can also add these pages to your favorites so that it's easer to come back here when you want.

Hope this helps,

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