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IE11 - can't right click on the browser back button

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    IE11 - can't right click on the browser back button


    It's a minor niggle really, but I'm finding it very frustrating that right clicking on the browser back button doesn't achieve anything - I'm really used to it popping down a list of the previous pages so I can hop back for example to the search engine results list page which I had about four pages ago etc.
    Is it only me, or has this stopped working for everyone with the latest updates?

    (IE11 on Wins 8.1)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Win XP Mode on Win 7 Ultimate 64 triple boot Win 8 Pro - 8.1 Pro


    Welcome to the forums LadyBird,

    Just tried it on my computer and the right-click on the back button of IE11 works perfectly for me.

    Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for your problem but I'm sure someone will be around shortly to help you.

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Which version do you mean? It does on desktop version but not metro for me.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Win XP Mode on Win 7 Ultimate 64 triple boot Win 8 Pro - 8.1 Pro


    Same here. Forgot about the metro version, never use it. Just checked it ... right-click doesn't work on the metro version.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi adamf and CorkNCavan
    Thanks for your comments - yes, I should have made it clear that it is IE11 Desktop not metro (does anyone use metro?!).

    Now that I know it should still be possible, I need to spend a bit of time working my way through all the possible IE settings / PC settings / add-ons / other software etc that could be causing a conflict.
    Could take a while....
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You could try to reset to defaults. Go to internet options, advanced tab and then click on "Reset". Worth a shot.

    If that doesn't work try from elevated command prompt sfc /scannow
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Reset to defaults and also starting IE with no addons (-extoff) - still no joy. Will report progress on other attempts later.
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