Google Chrome to Put an End to Web Pages That Don't Let You Leave

One of the most widespread annoyances that you might have come across while surfing the internet is the site that won’t let you leave. You might come across it in a Google search and click on it only to realize that it is not that high in quality. However, when you try to click on the back button to go back to your search results, nothing will happen or a pop up might appear. You will have to click the back button numerous times in order for it to finally work properly.

This is referred to as history manipulation, and it is a tactic used by a variety of sites none of whom have very good intentions. Hence, the team that manages Google Chrome has decided that they are going to do something about it. While Google has had fixing this problem on the agenda for quite some time, it is only this year that the attempts to fix the problem have been put into motion with any degree of seriousness. This is because of the fact that this year the problem of sites adding advertisements into tab history to make clicking the back button open up a series of ads has become a lot more prominent.
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Basically, Chrome is getting a change in its code that is going to enable the browser to ascertain which web pages are legitimate and which were artificially inserted into the browser’s history. The important thing to remember is that this will really improve the internet experience for a wide variety of people, and is going to make it so that a number of users will no longer be exposed to unnecessary, intrusive and utterly unwarranted advertisement at random points of the internet.

Sources: Chromium Google Source / 2 / 3.

Chrome will soon put an end to those pesky sites that won’t let you go ‘back’
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