Yahoo and the browser back button...

19 Aug 2009 - 1:54am
7 years ago
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Manish Govind P...

Am i the only one here or do you often click on the browser back button after you've read an email, instead of clicking on Check Mail<?> .
I use Safari. 

Manish Govind PillewarDesigner-User's ExperienceThoughtworks | Pune


19 Aug 2009 - 7:59am

No I always usually just click the inbox tab. I only click check mail
when I am IMing with someone or on the phone and they tell me they
just sent me an email and I know the ajax has not refreshed yet.

The browser back button is further away than the inbox or checkmail
button. The shortcut for browser back is usually the delete/backspace
button, but in Yahoo mail that is the delete email button.

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19 Aug 2009 - 8:50am
Jens Meiert

> I'm using gmail for a while and I'm not pressing the back button
> anymore.
> I was used to press the back button on old and slow webmails at the
> beginning of this century

Well. (May I wonder about the subject line?)

In case you refer to or want to know mor about use of the “Back”
button in general, the “Back” button still seems to be one of the most
popular navigation features (after hyperlinks and form buttons,
according to Nielsen [1]).


Jens Meiert

19 Aug 2009 - 10:15am
Oleh Kovalchuke

mioute <mioute at> wrote:
> I'm using gmail for a while and I'm not pressing the back button anymore.

I use browser's back button in gmail more frequently than in hotmail,
because the inbox link is not visible (is hidden by scrolling) for email
threads in gmail and usually visible for short emails in hotmail.

I use inbox link to refresh the list of emails in both, when needed.

Oleh Kovalchuke
Interaction Design is design of time

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