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  • I often use a PHP page to search a mySQL database. The PHP page has a number of tick boxes to define search parameters. Executing the search shows a new page showing the search results. After viewing the results I then press the back arrow to return to the search page.
    When back on the search page In Firefox the tick boxes are still filled in as they were for the previous search but in Opera the tick boxes are all cleared. It would be very useful if Opera could keep the tick box status as Firefox does.

  • It works in Opera for something simple like Clicking back after submitting will still show your form changes. But, if you reload the page, Opera will clear them. For Firefox, it won't even clear the form changes when you reload the page unless you do shift+ F5 or something like that.

    Here's some history on how this feature came about:

    As for why the page you're messing with doesn't do it in Opera, it might have something to do with the search page you're returning to not having been cached. Maybe check the headers the server sends? Or, it might have something to do with POST vs. GET. Either way, Opera doesn't retain form changes the same as Firefox. Firefox is more advanced.

    I don't know if there's a workaround, but if you can find one for Chrome/Chromium, i might work in Opera too. Perhaps there's some extension that can do it.