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James Rush
James Rush
Courses Plus Student 256 Points

Anyone know how to restore users scroll position after a browser restart?

Hello, I am trying to restore a user's scroll position on long articles when they return to the page even if that is a week from now and after a browser restart. The code below is all I have so far it brings me back to where I was on a reload but as soon as I go to another page and back it's all lost and takes me to the top again. Any help would be great, thank you.

if(typeof(Storage) !== "undefined") {

            var storedResult = localStorage.getItem("location");
            var storedURL = localStorage.getItem("url");

             if (storedURL !== 'undefined' && storedResult !== null) {

                if (storedResult !== 'undefined' && storedResult !== null) {


            $(window).scroll(function () { 
              var scrolledDown = window.scrollY;
                var currentUrl = window.location.href;
                localStorage.setItem("location", scrolledDown);
                localStorage.setItem("url", currentUrl);

        } else {
            // No Web Storage Support.

1 Answer

16,732 Points


Maybe this stackoverflow discussion might help? I would test to see if the same thing happens in different browsers also.

James Rush
James Rush
Courses Plus Student 256 Points

Hello Carrie, that only seems to be about keeping the scroll position following a page reload. I am trying to save the scroll position of a specific page so that if a user goes to another page and returns using a different link or shuts the site and comes back days later it will still remember and return them to their last scroll position.