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Windows 7: IE 11 back button after Google search

25 Mar 2015   #1
Petiepete

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
IE 11 back button after Google search

I'm on Win 7 Professional 64-bit, running IE 11. When I do a Google search and click on a result, IE won't take me back to the original Google results screen but stays on the page of the result I clicked. I realize I can "open in new tile" but don't necessarily want to do that. In previous versions of IE, there'd be a drop down or somesuch that would show you the last pages the current tile was at. Now the drop down shows sites I've visited recently, but not specific pages and in no particular order. My guess is that the search result I clicked on does multiple redirects - I do click the back button several times in quick succession, no difference though.

Any idea how to get the "back button" to return me to the previous thread?


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25 Mar 2015   #2
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the seven forum.

Have you tried to reset IE from your tools menu.
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25 Mar 2015   #3
Petiepete

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I don't see "reset" in the Tools menu. And what would it reset? Why would a reset fix not being able to go back to the previously rendered page I was at? Thx.
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25 Mar 2015   #4
Petiepete

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ok, solved. If I right click on the back button in IE the list of previous pages I was at in that particular IE tab shows up.
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25 Mar 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you see the problematic link listed add that url to your restricted sites zone in ie11 and it shouldn't block access to going backwards anymore,
At any point click on the Gear symbol on the top right and click on Internet options,
Or you can use Alt+TO to get there,
Security section/ Restricted sites icon and click on the Sites button,
Add the problematic listing in the box and click on Add and apply and okay.
Cheers.
IE 11 back button after Google search-restricted-sites-2.jpg


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25 Mar 2015   #6
Petiepete

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Unfortunately, that isn't the issue, it happens for any Google search, so you can't add every site to that. The solution I note above is exactly what I needed, right click the back button and the list of previous pages that were opened in that IE tab are listed, in the order they were accessed.
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25 Mar 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I haven't seen any issues searching on google lately could you post a screen shot of the listings to see what is showing up doing a search ?
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25 Mar 2015   #8
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Sometimes the back button doesn't show previous pages on IE11. You will notice an arrow pointing down next to the forward button. Click it and that will list the previous pages visited.
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25 Mar 2015   #9
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hi Petiepete, I do this sometimes.

1. Open IE
2. Click the tool button.
3. Click Internet Options.
4. Click the advanced button
5. You will see the reset button...

I'm glad you have fixed your problem...
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