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Old 03-16-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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"Previous location" gone after update?

Hi,
I was wondering if I can get back to previous page after I click on footnote for example, that takes me to end of the book, and then back to previous page?
After last update instead of "previous location", now its "home" and obviously it takes me to the home page wich is annoying.
Any way to fix this?

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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Footnotes seem to be handled differently in different books for me. Some have a "back" link at the end of the footnote content itself that will link back to the "previous location" (usually only for longer references/footnotes). Most of my books have a link on the same word(s)/number that was the link of the footnote itself that will link back to where the reference was in the book. (Example: click on footnote in book labeled with a number "3", takes me to location where footnote "3" content exists somewhere else in the book, clicking on "3" by the footnote content will usually take me back to location the footnote was referenced in the book)

Not exactly a back button, but I think it does get you back to the "previous location" as you've described as a desired result, so hopefully it works that way for you as well. That being said, I wasn't able to duplicate the "back to home page" behavior as you describe on my own Kobo Forma to see the behavior for myself, sorry.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:58 PM   #3
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Footnotes seem to be handled differently in different books for me. Some have a "back" link at the end of the footnote content itself that will link back to the "previous location" (usually only for longer references/footnotes). Most of my books have a link on the same word(s)/number that was the link of the footnote itself that will link back to where the reference was in the book. (Example: click on footnote in book labeled with a number "3", takes me to location where footnote "3" content exists somewhere else in the book, clicking on "3" by the footnote content will usually take me back to location the footnote was referenced in the book)

Not exactly a back button, but I think it does get you back to the "previous location" as you've described as a desired result, so hopefully it works that way for you as well. That being said, I wasn't able to duplicate the "back to home page" behavior as you describe on my own Kobo Forma to see the behavior for myself, sorry.
Most of what you describe there is in the coding of the book. Whether there are back-links from the footnote to where it is called from is definitely in the book. And has the disadvantage that the back-link can only point to one place which means you cannot use the same note for multiple places in the book. And means the coding for the book is a little more complicated and take more time to do.

@Gothamite: I didn't have a chance yesterday to do much testing. My first test showed the "Previous location" link, but a test book that was created purely to test footnote type links didn't always. I didn't have time to work out the pattern. But, I'm pretty sure the issue is only with epubs. Kepubs should be OK. And if you are reading books with lots of footnotes, kepubs have much better handling of footnotes, so I would recommend using them.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:10 AM   #4
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I noticed the same, after upgrading to 4.12 yesterday too.

What happened before is that sometimes the "previous location" link was sending me back to the home screen instead. I'm hoping that now I'll see a "home" link in those cases, and a "previous location" when it will actually work.
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I didn't have time to work out the pattern. But, I'm pretty sure the issue is only with epubs. Kepubs should be OK.
This would also likely explain why I couldn't replicate the behavior as all of my epub books get converted to kepub when transferring via Calibre to my Kobo. Sounds like this could be something for @Gothamite to try on their books/device and see if it would "fix" the behavior.
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I just got a "Previous location" link in an epub, and I just got "Home" on the same epub before, so there's still some hope. I had been going back and forth from annotations and toc links, so I'm not quite sure the previous location link worked correctly.
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