For a while I've noticed that if I view a question and then use browser "back" to go back to the question list whence I came, it sends me to the top of the page. That's a little annoying if I was most of the way down the page of questions; I have to page down to find where I left off. But I didn't raise it because it seemed minor in the grand scheme of things -- something I would have brought up eventually, but it didn't press me to write the meta question.
Just now, however, I was paging through questions (because I was away for a bit and missed a bunch of stuff), and ran into this variant of what I've described: I was on page 2 of the question list, viewed a question, used "back" -- and was back on the top of *page 1* again.
Is there anything we can do about this? By the way, I don't tend to use browser "back" if there's a convenient in-page affordance; I usually use the link in the page header to go back to the main page. But these are cases where I use "back" because there's some context, and I'd rather not lose that context.
Logged on Github:[^f1] "[Enhance internal site navigation #29][g]"
Like OP, I "don't tend to use browser 'back' if there's a convenient in-page affordance". At present, especially with the tweaked topbar, there is no smooth "in-page affordance", so it strikes me there are three elements here:
- provide clean, quick inner-community links ("in-page affordance") when in the context of a specific Q&A;
- keep top-level nav between communities accessible (this seems already to be well under development with the upper-left logo/dropdown); and
- ensure use of the browser's "back" function remains inuitive (e.g., takes you back to previous context, especially when the "previous" page was a Summary Page where `page_number > 1`).
There is probably an element of growing familiar with a new interface: the wee chat/Q&A icons in the upper-right side bar of summary and Q&A pages are very handy, but not somewhere I yet look to "naturally" for navigating around the site. Yet.
[^f1]: I reckoned 10 stars was adequate response to suggest the presence of this matter on Github was warranted. Hope that was judged rightly!
Question list paginagion now sticks around in history, and you can visit a question and press the browser back button and you will be on the same page of questions as before.