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Windows 7: Does the Internet Explorer 9 back button not work correctly for you?

View Poll Results: Does the Internet Explorer 9 Back button work for you?
Yes 17 45.95%
No 12 32.43%
I don't use Internet Explorer 9 8 21.62%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

05 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

I have always had this problem on all browsers, like explain earlier it has to do with advertisiments on certain sites.

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17 Jul 2012   #12

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit VMware ( Linux mint 13 - WinXp Pro - Win Vista 64 )
Ie 9 issues with back button working intermittently

I had this problem with IE 9 also , I found out something that everyone should be interested in. Microsoft inherently lets around 30 websites track your moves and in the process it makes IE react very slow when going to a website and or using back and forward buttons........
This worked for me and others!
1) Go to Internet options and delete browser history for good measure.....
2) Go to Manage Add Ons and click Tracking Protection
3) You will see Your Personalized List ...Right click and enable it!
4) Double click Your Personalized List and another window pops up and click Automatically Block and click Ok.
5) Now go check your IE........
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17 Jul 2012   #13


This is not a MS issue but often tracking cookies, which allow you to opt out en masse here: Opt Out of Network Advertising

It can also be add-ons to your browser so check that only Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, WMP or Quicktime, PDF reader or other which you know you need is enabled.

Run a full scan with - Downloads
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20 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7
Click multiple times on the back arrow

This is how I fixed it.
Right click on the back arrow and select SHOW FULL HISTORY
Disable Produtools Manuals
Save and enjoy your single click restored.
Hope this helps
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12 Dec 2012   #15

win 7 64 bit
It works?

I think the problem is preconcieved idea of how it works. Is it not it gives choices of where to go? By right click see choices or just hold click to see. Then choose. But then it is error multiple clicks goes back to previous page? maybe leads to getting redirect virus???
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12 Dec 2012   #16

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
pbcopter is right. That is exactly what the issue is, not IE9 itself.
Well, yes and no. pbcopter did correctly describe what is happening... but there has been a change from IE8 to IE9 in how it handles adverts and history. So it could be said that there is an issue with IE9: e.g. this new "feature" sucks.

IE8 does not add the adverts as pages in history...
Does the Internet Explorer 9 back button not work correctly for you?-ie8.png
...and only one click on the back button take me back to cnn's main page.

IE9 requires multiple clicks or at least two:
(one click on the list of recent pages and one click on the page of interest*)
Does the Internet Explorer 9 back button not work correctly for you?-ie9.png

*unless there were so many advertizing pages that the page of interest is no longer displayed from that drop down - this is why I try to always open links in a new tab instead of "clicking thru".

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27 Dec 2012   #17

windows 7

Same problem here but ironically not at work, same OS

So the only solution I have found is to double click the back button, this works 95%
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27 Dec 2012   #18

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitsubishiman View Post
...only solution I have found is to double click the back button, this works 95%
or get into the habit of opening links in a new tab...
that way: just close the new tab
...and you are back to where you started
...and you don't have to reload the previous page
(even though it should still be cached)

This works most of the time :-)
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27 Dec 2012   #19


Anyone else getting Google results that won't respond to click?
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30 Dec 2012   #20

windows 7 home premium 64 bit


Have tried all points mentioned so far, but back button still works intermitently so any other ideas welcome.

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