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    IE 9 invisible pages

    On some sites, I look at something and then use the Back Arrow to go back to the previous page and nothing happens...I can do this several times before I get back to the previous page...

    When I right click on the back arrow I see the following pages with the page I want to go back to at the bottom of the list..

    What causes this to happen?
    I think it has something to do with tweeting but not sure.
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    Quite simply, IE 9 back button is flawed. It's a known problem. It fails and / or works very unpredictably. It's the biggest annoyance with IE 9, for me, other than the memory leak on my 64 bit system.

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    I never heard of that before.

    So what are all the 'Share This' things on there ??

    It seems to happen more on certain sites I visit then other sites.
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    I believe some sites bombard you with stuff, including the inability to back away from the site. They want you to read their stuff! Perhaps I'm wrong but I think not. I have seen something similar to this on my Yahoo home page (just 1 of 3 home pages) The others all work correctly, but it seems that every link I click on from the Yahoo home page, it takes 3 clicks before the back button on my mouse works. Who knows, perhaps it is IE 9 or something else.
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    I understand that Ted but what's the purpose of them doing that when you back button back no pages load until you get back to the original page you started from ??
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    I don't think it's the sites. Same sites with Chrome do not exhibit this behavior. It's IE's fault.

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    It seems this problem was caused by some change a couple of days ago at ShareThis which was corrected by them today: Back button in IE not working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    I understand that Ted but what's the purpose of them doing that when you back button back no pages load until you get back to the original page you started from ??
    At some sites, when you click on a link you are re-directed to another address that does not display a page but does some work and then forwards your request to the next address. some browsers such as Chrome do not record the intermediate web address as a visited site but IE does. Thus in IE when you click the back button you are taken to the intermediate site which just forwards you back to where you were. When this happens you must click the back button quickly before the intermediate site does the redirection.

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    Well guys, it's starting to make sense...
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    Why

    does anyone still use IE, for anything? OMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpioso View Post
    Why does anyone still use IE, for anything? OMG.
    Why not? IE9 works as well as anything else; better in many cases.

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    Bruce, look at mpioso's posts in the other forums....
    You'll understand better that they don't warrant a reply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Bruce, look at mpioso's posts in the other forums....
    You'll understand better that they don't warrant a reply...
    Ah yes, thanks. I only checked previous posts in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Why not? IE9 works as well as anything else; better in many cases.

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    it certainly does, especially catching colds, er, viruses. :^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by genej313 View Post
    it certainly does, especially catching colds, er, viruses. :^)
    IE9 kills 99% of germs.

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