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Old 01-03-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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"back" button not working properly?

In the last few days I've noticed when I hit the "back" button on my IE it doesn't work the first time. It makes the clicking sound like it is going back, but the page doesn't change. When I hit it a second time, it does go back.

This seems to only be happenning on the ER site, so I wanted to report it in case it has something to do with forum settings.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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This sounds more like an pop-up blocker issue. Do you a toolbar from Google, Yahoo, or the like, for example. Or some other "protection" scheme is going on.

The "click" you hear sounds like a message alert -- apparently it is too fleeting to catch though. (You don't find that pesky yellow bar across the top of the page when this happens, do you?)
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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This sounds more like an pop-up blocker issue. Do you a toolbar from Google, Yahoo, or the like, for example. Or some other "protection" scheme is going on.

The "click" you hear sounds like a message alert -- apparently it is too fleeting to catch though. (You don't find that pesky yellow bar across the top of the page when this happens, do you?)
No, no yellow bar telling me a pop-up has been blocked.

Also, I've noticed the ads on the top of forum aren't displaying properly (not that I care, but it seems like this occured at the same time). In the ad's place it says: "the web page cannot be found".
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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Also, I've noticed the ads on the top of forum aren't displaying properly (not that I care, but it seems like this occured at the same time). In the ad's place it says: "the web page cannot be found".
I think that is related. At one time, I was getting so annoyed by ads on web sites that I added some entries in my local hosts file to resolve some of the domain names to my local address, so it would quickly show them as "not found". The side effect was having to click "Back" twice. Mildly annoying but not too bad.
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No, no yellow bar telling me a pop-up has been blocked.

Also, I've noticed the ads on the top of forum aren't displaying properly (not that I care, but it seems like this occured at the same time). In the ad's place it says: "the web page cannot be found".
Yes, mine is different:

Screen Top.JPG

At the bottom of the page is (in my case) an Eye with a red No! icon. When I double-click on it I get this report:

Privacy Report.JPG

Also at the bottom is a drop down menu to the right of "Protected Mod: On":

Screen Bottom.JPG

Click on the down arrow. I have mine set to off.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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Changing the Protected Mode to Off did not fix the issue.

I noticed that when I first hit the back button, the place where the ad would be ("webpage cannot be found") disappears. The second time I hit the back button I go back to the prior page.

I did some research on google, and it looks like other forums have had this same issue. It has something to do with the ad not loading right, frames, and such - hopefully Andy will take a look at this.
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Well, that was some fun.

Wait! That doesn't explain why I (or others) don't have the same problem. I still think it is something local.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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Well, that was some fun.

Wait! That doesn't explain why I (or others) don't have the same problem. I still think it is something local.

Probably some convoluted software issue between IE and Vista. It all comes back to Vista.
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I don't have Vista and I am having the same problem. I didn't have this problem before that I recall.
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Probably some convoluted software issue between IE and Vista. It all comes back to Vista.
In my earlier responses I was using Windows 7. I am using a Vista installed machine to answer with this post. I still have no problem with the "Back" function.

I did have a thought though. <Yikes!> Sometimes I have a similar problem when accessing some websites -- hitting the back button produces no (apparent) action. However, when I use the drop-down arrow (next to the Back/forward buttons), I find that there is an "Ad" page listed which only sets up a endless loop. (See image of technique -- I could not quickly find an offending website.) See if the closest back/forward site is what you are expecting.

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Old 01-03-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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It is taking me back to that ad page....I knew they were related somehow. Grrr....
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:45 PM   #12
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Andy asked me to test it on v2. Still a problem there:
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #13
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OK, now it is working under v2, just fine. Guess I'll stick with v2. Thanks Ron for your efforts! And thanks Andy for fixing it so quick!
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I have IE and Win 7, and I noticed this same problem beginning this am.

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