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The 'Back' button the most clicked Firefox icon

darthcamaro (735685) writes | about 4 years ago

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darthcamaro (735685) writes "How many times did you click the 'Back' button in your browser last week? According to a new study from Mozilla, it's likely that you clicked 'Back' a whole lot.

Across Windows, Mac and Linux 93.1 percent of users clicked the button at least once over the course of a five-day period. In total the study reported that users clicked on the back button 66 times over the course of five days.
The next most used button is the 'Reload' button with 73.2 percent usage and 22 clicks on average per user over five days. Other areas of the main window that were heavily used include the Search Bar where users input search queries. The study found that 67.9 percent of users used the Search Bar for an average of nearly 16 clicks per user over the course of five days.

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Back button still popular! (1)

JustinRLynn (831164) | about 4 years ago | (#32779636)

And yet many sites (*cough* slashdot *cough*) are making it almost useless with dynamic/inline page loading via ajax. This just makes navigation slightly harder, sigh. At least Google changes the location on its main search to a hash location so the back button still functions.

Hmm, maybe that sounded hostile (1)

JustinRLynn (831164) | about 4 years ago | (#32779804)

(Don't get me wrong, I love the feature, I just wish it worked in conjunction with the back button!)
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