K-R wrote:↶ HES wrote:
It's always been a little choppy with many or slow-loading images on a page. Once it's all loaded (and thrown the view out of place), select the address bar and hit enter, and you should be back at the intended post.
Wouldn't that just jump to the top of the next page (or the current page, if it's the last page), because the unread posts on that page would now be read?
If you hit enter in the address bar, and the URL matches the page you're already on, and there's an anchor (ie, a # with something after it), then it doesn't actually reload the page, it just scrolls to that anchor. It needs to work that way because that's how links
to anchors work to just scroll the page without reloading, and if theyre doing that they may as well make the address bar work the same way.
Which means that if the address bar already
has an anchor in it, and you just select it and hit enter, then it will re-scroll to that anchor, which is useful if the thing you've been linked to has been pushed off the screen by loading images or suchlike. This generally works anywhere you've been linked to a page with an anchor, and once the page loads that anchor is no longer on-screen, and you want to find it.
Depending on the browser you're using, and the version, and the website, and the phase of the moon... sometimes it also works that if you click a link, and don't scroll the page
, don't touch anything, while the page loads, once the page finishes loading everything, it'll go and re-scroll to the anchor for you. But if you touch anything while it's loading, it assumes you're in the middle of something (and re-scrolling once the page finishes loading would be disruptive) so it doesn't do it. And sometimes it just doesn't do it anyway, it's not the most reliable of things. But sometimes it happens.