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IE Browser back button capture using javascript

Posted on 2008-10-09
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I am looking for a java script snippet that can capture the use of the back button on IE, post a message to the user, and not allow the back action to take place
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You can use the onbeforeunload event but may have it's limitations:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536907(VS.85).aspx
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by:sladej
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This works for any movement off the page.  We need something that will work if the back or fwd buttons are used only.
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I am not aware of any events that only trap those conditions. If such an option was available - although I can think of many good uses for it - I can also imgaine some very irritating uses as well. Even though I cannot offer any more suggestions - I will be monitoring this post to see if a solution exists. Good luck.
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