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Back button in browser does not ''stick''

My Acer AMD PC with Vista Home Premium has a problem with the back function when browsing the Net, whether I use IE, Firefox or Chrome. When I click on the back button, it goes to the previous page but as soon as I move the cursor into the active area to click on a link it jumps forward to the page I just left. Sometimes trying repeatedly gets me a successful click, but mostly the back function is unusable.

This problem occurs when using Google, navigating within a site or following links between sites.

The computer has been this way since I set it up several months ago. Windows (Vista SP1) and browsers are fully updated. I was running Norton earlier but uninstalled it and now have Sunbelt Vipre for virus and spyware protection. Scans indicate non problems that way.

Any ideas would be most appreciated, as browsing gets very tedious with this problem. Other computers (XP) on my network are fine.

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  • nchippin Jan 05, 2009


    SUCCESS. That seems to have done the trick!!! Thank you.

    Just to be a little more explicit, I did as you suggested and went to the Advanced page of Internet Options. There I found two possibilities:
    1. Restore Advanced Settings, and
    2. Reset.
    I did the first, as I wanted to avoid the more drastic Reset. It seems to have worked. Unfortunately, I didn't note all the settings first, so don't know what changed.

    The interesting thing is that it cured the problem for Firefox as well as IE. I had previously assumed that the problem was elsewhere, as the Control Panel item seems to be specific to IE and I use mainly Firefox. I guess this just shows how intimately IE is woven into Windows.

    Thank you again.

  • Priscilla mcdaniel May 11, 2010

    first go to your control paniel and go to internet options go to advance page and at the bottom it says restore explorer to defalut mode try this .....lala linda


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I went to Control Panel, Internet Options, Advanced and clicked on "Phishing Filter - turn off automatic website checking." This fixed the problem not only in Internet Explorer, but also in Firefox (which is my main browser) and Chrome.

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