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Windows 7: IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine

07 May 2014   #1
runestaff

MS Win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine

Hi Guys,
I am using IE11 version 11.0.9600.17105 on a Windows 7 machine. The back button does not work most of the time. I have found many old threads regarding this issue, however my issue is current, I'm wondering if there has been a fix and I have somehow missed it


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07 May 2014   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Blocking Software

Do you have anything installed that might be blocking unwanted elements of a web page? If so, it could prevent the back button from working on some sites.

Try clicking the dropdown arrow next to the back button next time it happens and see if anything is listed there. Take a screenshot of the results and post it,
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07 May 2014   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Do you have anything installed that might be blocking unwanted elements of a web page? If so, it could prevent the back button from working on some sites.

Try clicking the dropdown arrow next to the back button next time it happens and see if anything is listed there. Take a screenshot of the results and post it,
In my case, it is the HOSTS file that causes this back button failure on certain websites:
IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine-back.png

I generally open pages in a new tab...
...then close that new tab when I've finished with it
...thus, taking me "back" to the main page.


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07 May 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Possible workaround

There's a possible workaround:

Control Panel > Internet Options > Security tab

Then set options highlighted:

IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine-internet-properties.jpg

IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine-security-settings-internet-zone.jpg

In addition adding any sites listed in the back button dropdown list to the resticted zone is reported to work.

However the technique described by UsernameIssues is probably the easiest one to use!


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08 May 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Great advice all,
I would suggest cleaning out all of the tracking cookies,
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
Cheers.
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10 May 2014   #6
runestaff

MS Win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Thanks guys

Thank you for your great suggestions, I have changed the settings as per Callender's suggestions and will report back in a day or so.
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10 May 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
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In addition adding any sites listed in the back button dropdown list to the resticted zone is reported to work.

However the technique described by UsernameIssues is probably the easiest one to use!
I have modified my first post to this thread in the hopes of being clearer about the HOSTS file.

I used the new tab or new window scheme long before this back button issue showed up. I find that it helps me organize the windows that I have open.
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15 May 2014   #8
runestaff

MS Win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Guys,
Thanks again for your suggestions. I have disabled some of the custom settings listed above by Callender and this has improved the issue with the back button not working. Interestingly the back button still does not work on Mashable's web site www.mashable.com at all. I understand the issue with the back button in IE is a known problem going back several versions, so I am going to mark this issue as resolved.
I have also learned that if you type a message in the message box and click mark as solved before posting, you lose everything you just typed
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15 May 2014   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runestaff View Post
......the issue with the back button in IE is a known problem......
My guess is that it works as designed. There won't be a fix for it.

Certain websites know/like this design and have presented their adverts in such a way as to be a pain to those that block their adverts. Or maybe I'm just too cynical :-)
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15 May 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Not surprising with all of these links listed,
Report it to the site,
Attachment 317900
Which is self explanatory on what to add to your restricted sites zone
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