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Windows 7: IE8 back button not working

07 Aug 2010   #1
Pusspa

 
 
IE8 back button not working

i just noticed in the last couple of days that if i click on the back button in IE8 it dosent do anything. i googled and see that i am not the only one but the 'solutions' i see are not helpful. i.e. use firefox or google chrome. Does anyone have a clue about this, and hopefully a real solution.


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07 Aug 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Go to IE>Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset.
Then restart IE.
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07 Aug 2010   #3
Pusspa

 
 

cheers dinesh, i saw that fix also, thought i should mention that i just did a restart and the back button is working, but i have read via google this may only be temporary! if it plays up again i will try your suggestion.
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
cheers dinesh, i saw that fix also, thought i should mention that i just did a restart and the back button is working, but i have read via google this may only be temporary! if it plays up again i will try your suggestion.
Sure.
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30 Sep 2012   #5
gremlin283

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It seems Microsoft has not addresed this issue as it is still ongoing and very annoying. Can any one from Microsoft comment on this and work on a fix or are you going to continue too take our money and give us horrible service quality?
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30 Sep 2012   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

How about IE9? MS releases new versions every once in a while - try 'em they're Great!
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30 Sep 2012   #7
gremlin283

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Styles of IE that have had issues for me.

I do apologize for not mentioning it in my OP but I am updated to IE9 at this time. I'm sorry I hadn't said so but the problem was present since I think at least IE7 I believe. Just hoping for something that fixes this until that time I am using Firefox.
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30 Sep 2012   #8
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Bothersome

I have had the same problem (IE9). The only solution I have found is to right click the back button and select where I want to go back to.

I think this is maybe a problem on particular pages and what they have loaded.
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30 Sep 2012   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ms Fixit might help.

Try other IE Ms Fixits

I've never had a problem like this with any browser, so I'll guess a few guesses.
... C'est la Vie!



A few other things you might try
  1. lauch without add-ons: iexplore.exe -extoff
  2. clear out your IE temp files
  3. browsing history - check for updates every time I visit a page
  4. view objects - any "helpers"
  5. check your add-ons
  6. turn off hibernation, restart, decide if you need hibernation (turn on if needed)
  7. The Back button and the Forward button in Windows Internet Explorer 8 do not work correctly
  8. turn off suggestions.
try one at a time to see if it helps. Please post what, if any, solves it for you - thanks.


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