IE 11 back button not working on windows 7 machine

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  1. Posts : 28
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    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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  2. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 10,485
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       #3

    Callender said:
    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.
    Last edited by UsernameIssues; 10 May 2014 at 00:17. Reason: clarified stuff - I hope
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  4. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 20,583
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       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 28
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #7

    Callender said:
    ~~~
    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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  8. Posts : 28
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    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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  9. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #9

    runestaff said:
    ......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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  10. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #10

    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
    Last edited by ThrashZone; 22 Feb 2015 at 18:57.
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