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How do I know when the Back button on the browser has been clicked?
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by:Yog
ID: 6259222
When the user clicks the back button, you are already in the previos page or specified page and so you cant trap. You can capture the URL, and query params..at the top of eah page and will come to know if the user is in the same page or different..What finally you want to do
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by:epeele
ID: 6259423
If you want to "prevent" usage of the back button, you can add the following to your pages to force the browser to the most recent page in the history.  While you can't actually disable the back button, this effectively "disables" the back button by providing the same result of keeping the user on the current or subsequent pages.  

<script language=javascript>
  window.history.forward();
</script>
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by:Yog
ID: 6259440
hmm, if disabling back button is what you want answer is here
http://developer.irt.org/script/1522.htm
but you cant trap wheather the user clicked the back button - can do only as i said in my previour comment.

cheers.
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Michel Sakr earned 100 total points
ID: 6259835
you can't.. but you can disable the back button as said above  more info:

You can't do it directly, but her's a work around:

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=javascript>
{
 var Backlen=history.length;
 history.go(-Backlen);
 top.window.location.href ="YourPage.asp";
}
</SCRIPT>

or this:

<body OnLoad="window.history.forward();">

this way you disable the ability to move backwards.


also check this issue:

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/111500-1.shtml
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