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    finkej73
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    Is there a way to disable the back button on a browser.
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    scollo
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    No.

    You can use the JavaScript function location.replace() to prevent your pages from being added to the window's history object, but you can't disable Back.

    <A href='javascript:self.document.location.replace("nextfile.html");'> Click here! </A>

    Then when the user gets to nextfile.html, he or she can't use Back to get to previousfile.html.

    --Chris
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    lacey
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    You can also disable it by leaving from a dummy page immediately to the real page. When users try to go back, they keep getting immediately pushed forward again.

    Keep in mind that it is very user-unfriendly to do this except in very special circumstances.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    setTimeout ("leave()", 100);
    function leave() {
    document.location="http://129.81.84.119/";
    }
    //-->
    </script>
    [/quote]

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