ie8 back, forward, home, refresh buttons all quit working

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Brian Pellerin, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:

    Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    site does NOT work.

    Almost all options are greyed out:
    1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    choices there are greyed out.
    2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    Options!
    4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.

    The Links toolbar works fine.

    If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.

    Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    Brian Pellerin, Oct 31, 2009
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  2. Brian Pellerin

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Brian,

    Are you using the x86 or the x64 version of IE8? Is this a 'home' computer
    or a work administered computer? Was the Win7 a clean install or an upgrade
    (from what OS?).

    First task when you encounter problems with IE(6/7/8) is to test if the
    problem still occurs when you run IE8 (x86 version) in no-Addons mode. (x64
    version does not support most other x86 IE addons).
    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no-Addons)

    Grayed out menu items, however is not a symptom of an Incompatible addons
    (but you should use the above test anyway in case you have installed a
    toolbar that we or MS have not tested). Some Addons alter the users
    preferences without asking. They may be doing this incorrectly and effecting
    the menu's layout.

    There is a little known issue in IE8 which grays out menu items when you
    have more than (around) 20 additional Command Bar buttons installed.
    You can reset your Command bar layout by selecting 'Customize' from the IE
    Toolbar context menu (right-click on the menu bar) and then selecting
    "Reset" from Command bar "Customize" dialog.

    A more permanent fix can be made by un-installing some of your Command Bar
    Addons.

    Post back with you findings.

    Regards..

    "Brian Pellerin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working.
    > Then,
    > all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often
    > and
    > I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >
    > Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking
    > the
    > drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the
    > home
    > site does NOT work.
    >
    > Almost all options are greyed out:
    > 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other
    > menu
    > choices there are greyed out.
    > 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially
    > Internet
    > Options!
    > 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >
    > The Links toolbar works fine.
    >
    > If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is
    > a
    > website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer,
    > so
    > I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >
    > Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    >
    rob^_^, Oct 31, 2009
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    Aaron Guest

    Thought I would chime in also, back, forward, refresh buttons stop working,
    home button still works. New HP G60-549DX notebook out of the box 3 days old,
    Windows7 (64-bit), all available windows updates have been installed. No
    addons except for what was included with the preloaded software. Example,
    blue back button is lit indicating that I could go back, click back and it
    indends but nothing happens. Sometimes I close out and go back in with the
    same problem, other times it works.
    Aaron, Nov 13, 2009
    #3
  4. Brian Pellerin

    Joe Guest

    I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day
    1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box

    "Brian Pellerin" wrote:

    > Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    > all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    > I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >
    > Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    > drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    > site does NOT work.
    >
    > Almost all options are greyed out:
    > 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    > choices there are greyed out.
    > 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    > Options!
    > 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >
    > The Links toolbar works fine.
    >
    > If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    > website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    > I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >
    > Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    Joe, Nov 18, 2009
    #4
  5. Brian Pellerin

    Leonard Grey Guest

    If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "it
    was like this out of the box" then you obviously have a defective
    Windows CD and should exchange it for a good one at the place of purchase.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Joe wrote:
    > I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day
    > 1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box
    >
    > "Brian Pellerin" wrote:
    >
    >> Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    >> start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    >> all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    >> I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >>
    >> Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    >> refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    >> drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    >> For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    >> site does NOT work.
    >>
    >> Almost all options are greyed out:
    >> 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    >> choices there are greyed out.
    >> 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    >> Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    >> 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    >> Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    >> Options!
    >> 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >>
    >> The Links toolbar works fine.
    >>
    >> If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    >> multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    >> website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    >> I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >>
    >> Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    Leonard Grey, Nov 18, 2009
    #5
  6. Brian Pellerin

    Joe Guest

    I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.

    I do not think thats the problem. All disks are the same. They dont differ
    from one another. If the disk was defective i wouldnt have been able to
    install it. I think this this is something to do with certain configurations,
    but until more people report the problem theres not much to do about it

    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "it
    > was like this out of the box" then you obviously have a defective
    > Windows CD and should exchange it for a good one at the place of purchase.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Joe wrote:
    > > I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day
    > > 1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box
    > >
    > > "Brian Pellerin" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > >> start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    > >> all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    > >> I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    > >>
    > >> Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > >> refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    > >> drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > >> For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    > >> site does NOT work.
    > >>
    > >> Almost all options are greyed out:
    > >> 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    > >> choices there are greyed out.
    > >> 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > >> Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > >> 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > >> Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    > >> Options!
    > >> 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    > >>
    > >> The Links toolbar works fine.
    > >>
    > >> If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > >> multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    > >> website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    > >> I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    > >>
    > >> Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    > .
    >
    Joe, Nov 19, 2009
    #6
  7. Brian Pellerin

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Don't hold your breath.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Joe wrote:
    > I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.
    >
    > I do not think thats the problem. All disks are the same. They dont differ
    > from one another. If the disk was defective i wouldnt have been able to
    > install it. I think this this is something to do with certain configurations,
    > but until more people report the problem theres not much to do about it
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    >
    >> If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "it
    >> was like this out of the box" then you obviously have a defective
    >> Windows CD and should exchange it for a good one at the place of purchase.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Joe wrote:
    >>> I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day
    >>> 1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box
    >>>
    >>> "Brian Pellerin" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    >>>> start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    >>>> all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    >>>> I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >>>>
    >>>> Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    >>>> refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    >>>> drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    >>>> For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    >>>> site does NOT work.
    >>>>
    >>>> Almost all options are greyed out:
    >>>> 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    >>>> choices there are greyed out.
    >>>> 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    >>>> Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    >>>> 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    >>>> Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    >>>> Options!
    >>>> 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >>>>
    >>>> The Links toolbar works fine.
    >>>>
    >>>> If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    >>>> multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    >>>> website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    >>>> I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    >> .
    >>
    Leonard Grey, Nov 19, 2009
    #7
  8. Brian Pellerin

    Stan Guest

    I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well. Suddenly Back,
    Forward, Refresh toolbar buttons doing anything. Usually this happens when
    there are a lot of IE windows opened. Corresponding menu commands and
    keyboard shortcuts continue to work.

    I am running IE 8 on 32-bit Windows 7 upgraded from Vista.

    There is another interesting side effect that I think is related to the
    issue above. When it happened a few minutes ago I found this thread and
    attempted to post my reply, but the popup window (used to enter the post) was
    unusable - all controls had no content including buttons [Post] and [Close]
    that had no text inside. When I restarted IE that original problem was fixed
    and this form started working as well.


    "PA Bear, MS MVP" wrote:

    > See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters in
    > Windows 7" in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213
    >
    > Win7 users would ideally seek support here:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    > --
    > ~PA Bear, MS-MVP [posted via Google Groups]
    >
    >
    > On Oct 31, 1:27 pm, Brian Pellerin wrote:
    > > Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > > start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then,
    > > all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often and
    > > I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    > >
    > > Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > > refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking the
    > > drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > > For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the home
    > > site does NOT work.
    > >
    > > Almost all options are greyed out:
    > > 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other menu
    > > choices there are greyed out.
    > > 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > > Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > > 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > > Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Internet
    > > Options!
    > > 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    > >
    > > The Links toolbar works fine.
    > >
    > > If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > > multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is a
    > > website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, so
    > > I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    > >
    > > Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    >
    > .
    >
    Stan, Nov 30, 2009
    #8
  9. A1. See these related discussions:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site...d=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

    A2. The clumsy web-interface you're using to access this newsgroup is
    plagued with all sorts of performance problems. Chances are that IE had
    nothing to do with it.

    TIP: Setting up Windows LIVE Mail to access Microsoft newsgroups
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ms-newsgroup-setup-instructions-windows-live-mail/

    TIP: Obtain support for IE8 in Win7 here =>
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    (when it's working)


    Stan wrote:
    > I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well. Suddenly Back,
    > Forward, Refresh toolbar buttons doing anything. Usually this happens when
    > there are a lot of IE windows opened. Corresponding menu commands and
    > keyboard shortcuts continue to work.
    >
    > I am running IE 8 on 32-bit Windows 7 upgraded from Vista.
    >
    > There is another interesting side effect that I think is related to the
    > issue above. When it happened a few minutes ago I found this thread and
    > attempted to post my reply, but the popup window (used to enter the post)
    > was unusable - all controls had no content including buttons [Post] and
    > [Close] that had no text inside. When I restarted IE that original problem
    > was fixed and this form started working as well.
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear, MS MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters in
    >> Windows 7" in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213
    >>
    >> Win7 users would ideally seek support here:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    >> --
    >> ~PA Bear, MS-MVP [posted via Google Groups]
    >>
    >>
    >> On Oct 31, 1:27 pm, Brian Pellerin wrote:
    >>> Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if
    >>> I
    >>> start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working.
    >>> Then, all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite
    >>> often and I'm unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that
    >>> occur:
    >>>
    >>> Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    >>> refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking
    >>> the drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons
    >>> themselves.
    >>> For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the
    >>> home site does NOT work.
    >>>
    >>> Almost all options are greyed out:
    >>> 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other
    >>> menu choices there are greyed out.
    >>> 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    >>> Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    >>> 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    >>> Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially
    >>> Internet Options!
    >>> 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >>>
    >>> The Links toolbar works fine.
    >>>
    >>> If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    >>> multiple times weekly. I'm running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there
    >>> is
    >>> a website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's
    >>> computer, so I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the
    >>> trigger event.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> .
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 30, 2009
    #9
  10. Brian Pellerin

    undisclosed Guest

    I use Windows 7 64-Bit with Internet Explorer 8 and had the same issues
    After reading some comments and suggestions, I tried disabling some o
    the add-ons and it fixed the problem. I just disabled the ActiveX ad
    ons. The rest were left in and they're fine

    --
    Alessa
    undisclosed, Jan 30, 2010
    #10
  11. Brian Pellerin

    shotora t Guest

    This has also just happened to me.

    I now have the same issues and am attempting to figure out some kind of solution because I can find no information concerning these issues. I did notice that a few of my add-on options had somehow become disabled. I enabled these again and a few of the commands no longer have a grey out issue but about half still do not work. The home, back, forward, refresh, and view compatibility buttons no longer function. If I figure something out or find some information somewhere, I'll post it. Take care and have a good evening.



    Brian Pellerin wrote:

    ie8 back, forward, home, refresh buttons all quit working
    31-Oct-09

    Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if
    start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then
    all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often an
    I am unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur

    Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back o
    refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking th
    drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves
    For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the hom
    site does NOT work

    Almost all options are greyed out
    1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other men
    choices there are greyed out
    2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing an
    Privace Policy. All others are greyed out
    3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility Vie
    Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Interne
    Options
    4) Under Help, all options are greyed out

    The Links toolbar works fine

    If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happen
    multiple times weekly. I am running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is
    website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, s
    I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event

    Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    On Saturday, October 31, 2009 2:27 PM
    Brian Pellerin wrote:

    ie8 back, forward, home, refresh buttons all quit working
    Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if
    start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working. Then
    all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often an
    I am unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur

    Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back o
    refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking th
    drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves
    For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the hom
    site does NOT work

    Almost all options are greyed out
    1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other men
    choices there are greyed out
    2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing an
    Privace Policy. All others are greyed out
    3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility Vie
    Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially Interne
    Options
    4) Under Help, all options are greyed out

    The Links toolbar works fine

    If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happen
    multiple times weekly. I am running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is
    website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer, s
    I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event

    Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?

    On Saturday, October 31, 2009 3:30 PM
    rob^_^ wrote:

    Hi Brian,Are you using the x86 or the x64 version of IE8?
    Hi Brian

    Are you using the x86 or the x64 version of IE8? Is this a 'home' compute
    or a work administered computer? Was the Win7 a clean install or an upgrad
    (from what OS?)

    First task when you encounter problems with IE(6/7/8) is to test if th
    problem still occurs when you run IE8 (x86 version) in no-Addons mode. (x6
    version does not support most other x86 IE addons).
    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no-Addons)

    Grayed out menu items, however is not a symptom of an Incompatible addons
    (but you should use the above test anyway in case you have installed a
    toolbar that we or MS have not tested). Some Addons alter the users
    preferences without asking. They may be doing this incorrectly and effecting
    the menu's layout.

    There is a little known issue in IE8 which grays out menu items when you
    have more than (around) 20 additional Command Bar buttons installed.
    You can reset your Command bar layout by selecting 'Customize' from the IE
    Toolbar context menu (right-click on the menu bar) and then selecting
    "Reset" from Command bar "Customize" dialog.

    A more permanent fix can be made by un-installing some of your Command Bar
    Addons.

    Post back with you findings.

    Regards..

    On Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:23 PM
    Aaron wrote:

    Thought I would chime in also, back, forward, refresh buttons stop
    Thought I would chime in also, back, forward, refresh buttons stop working,
    home button still works. New HP G60-549DX notebook out of the box 3 days old,
    Windows7 (64-bit), all available windows updates have been installed. No
    addons except for what was included with the preloaded software. Example,
    blue back button is lit indicating that I could go back, click back and it
    indends but nothing happens. Sometimes I close out and go back in with the
    same problem, other times it works.

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:51 AM
    Joe wrote:

    I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day1.
    I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since day
    1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box

    "Brian Pellerin" wrote:

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:22 AM
    Leonard Grey wrote:

    If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "itwas
    If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "it
    was like this out of the box" then you obviously have a defective
    Windows CD and should exchange it for a good one at the place of purchase.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Joe wrote:

    On Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:20 AM
    Joe wrote:

    I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.
    I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.

    I do not think thats the problem. All disks are the same. They dont differ
    from one another. If the disk was defective i wouldnt have been able to
    install it. I think this this is something to do with certain configurations,
    but until more people report the problem theres not much to do about it

    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    On Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:10 PM
    Leonard Grey wrote:

    Don't hold your breath.---Leonard GreyErrare humanum estJoe wrote:
    Don't hold your breath.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Joe wrote:

    On Thursday, November 19, 2009 3:29 PM
    PA Bear, MS MVP wrote:

    See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters inWindows 7" in
    See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters in
    Windows 7" in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213

    Win7 users would ideally seek support here:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    --
    ~PA Bear, MS-MVP [posted via Google Groups]


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    On Monday, November 30, 2009 1:27 AM
    Stan wrote:

    I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well.
    I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well. Suddenly Back,
    Forward, Refresh toolbar buttons doing anything. Usually this happens when
    there are a lot of IE windows opened. Corresponding menu commands and
    keyboard shortcuts continue to work.

    I am running IE 8 on 32-bit Windows 7 upgraded from Vista.

    There is another interesting side effect that I think is related to the
    issue above. When it happened a few minutes ago I found this thread and
    attempted to post my reply, but the popup window (used to enter the post) was
    unusable - all controls had no content including buttons [Post] and [Close]
    that had no text inside. When I restarted IE that original problem was fixed
    and this form started working as well.


    "PA Bear, MS MVP" wrote:

    On Monday, November 30, 2009 11:04 AM
    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:

    A1. See these related discussions:http://www.google.com/search?
    A1. See these related discussions:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site...d=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

    A2. The clumsy web-interface you are using to access this newsgroup is
    plagued with all sorts of performance problems. Chances are that IE had
    nothing to do with it.

    TIP: Setting up Windows LIVE Mail to access Microsoft newsgroups
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ms-newsgroup-setup-instructions-windows-live-mail/

    TIP: Obtain support for IE8 in Win7 here =>
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    (when it is working)


    Stan wrote:

    On Friday, January 29, 2010 8:50 PM
    undisclosed wrote:

    I use Windows 7 64-Bit with Internet Explorer 8 and had the same issues.
    I use Windows 7 64-Bit with Internet Explorer 8 and had the same issues.
    After reading some comments and suggestions, I tried disabling some of
    the add-ons and it fixed the problem. I just disabled the ActiveX add
    ons. The rest were left in and they are fine.


    --
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  12. Brian Pellerin

    rob^_^ Guest

    Re: This has also just happened to me.

    Hi,

    Quick fix,

    Start Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del)

    On the Applications tab, End any running IE windows by clicking the End Task
    button. If prompted to re-open your last IE session, choose "Go to Homepage"
    and once loaded immediately close the new IE Window.

    Next go to the Processes tab of Task Manager and find any running instances
    of iexplore.exe and select the TOP one and then press the "End Process"
    button. You should now be in a position to start IE again without issues.

    To prevent this from happening again, go Tools>Internet Options - Security
    tab, Trusted Sites, Sites button and examine the sites you have listed in
    the Trusted Zone.

    If you are using Google services add
    *.google.com
    *.youtube.com

    (if you already have http://www.google.com or http://www.youtube.com replace
    them with the * notation above)

    If you are using MS services add
    *.msn.com
    *.live.com

    If you are using Yahoo services add

    *.yahoo.com

    Post back if you are using AOL, Alta Vista etc... for instructions.

    Internet Options - Advanced tab, make sure you have "Automatic crash
    recovery" and "Automatically recover from rendering errors with
    Compatibility View" checked.


    My guess is that some web sites (secure login sites like Live and Google
    etc) disable the back buttons in IE to prevent users from logging in twice.
    If the login window fails to log you in (or crashes) there is no back
    history for the automatic crash recovery to find the last good page, so the
    above fix is not bullet proof. If you have some toolbar addons (like the
    Google Toolbar, Live and Bing toolbars) which offer a signin button) they
    may cause IE8 to crash on the login screen because they are launching a new
    IE Process to navigate to the Login page.

    Regards.

    "shotora t" wrote in message news:...
    > I now have the same issues and am attempting to figure out some kind of
    > solution because I can find no information concerning these issues. I did
    > notice that a few of my add-on options had somehow become disabled. I
    > enabled these again and a few of the commands no longer have a grey out
    > issue but about half still do not work. The home, back, forward, refresh,
    > and view compatibility buttons no longer function. If I figure something
    > out or find some information somewhere, I'll post it. Take care and have a
    > good evening.
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian Pellerin wrote:
    >
    > ie8 back, forward, home, refresh buttons all quit working
    > 31-Oct-09
    >
    > Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working.
    > Then,
    > all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often
    > and
    > I am unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >
    > Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking
    > the
    > drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the
    > home
    > site does NOT work.
    >
    > Almost all options are greyed out:
    > 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other
    > menu
    > choices there are greyed out.
    > 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially
    > Internet
    > Options!
    > 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >
    > The Links toolbar works fine.
    >
    > If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > multiple times weekly. I am running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is
    > a
    > website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer,
    > so
    > I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >
    > Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    >
    > Previous Posts In This Thread:
    >
    > On Saturday, October 31, 2009 2:27 PM
    > Brian Pellerin wrote:
    >
    > ie8 back, forward, home, refresh buttons all quit working
    > Most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows, however, if I
    > start an InPrivate browsing session, the new browser starts working.
    > Then,
    > all new browsers opened after this also work. This happens quite often
    > and
    > I am unsure of what is causing it. Here are the errors that occur:
    >
    > Back, home, refresh do not work, but if I right click and hit back or
    > refresh or hit F5, it works fine. Backspace does not work. Clicking
    > the
    > drop box next to back and forward works, but not the buttons themselves.
    > For the home button, clicking the drop box next to it and selecting the
    > home
    > site does NOT work.
    >
    > Almost all options are greyed out:
    > 1) Under Page menu, I only see Compatibility View Setting. All other
    > menu
    > choices there are greyed out.
    > 2) Under Security, I see Delete Browsing History, InPrivate Browsing and
    > Privace Policy. All others are greyed out.
    > 3) Under Tools, I see Reopen Last Browsing Session, Compatibility View
    > Settings and Suggested Sites. All others are greyed out, especially
    > Internet
    > Options!
    > 4) Under Help, all options are greyed out.
    >
    > The Links toolbar works fine.
    >
    > If this were a one-time event, I'd ignore it and move on, but it happens
    > multiple times weekly. I am running Windows 7 and IE8. Maybe there is
    > a
    > website corrupting the browser. This is occurring on my wife's computer,
    > so
    > I only see it after it has failed, with no clues as to the trigger event.
    >
    > Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
    >
    > On Saturday, October 31, 2009 3:30 PM
    > rob^_^ wrote:
    >
    > Hi Brian,Are you using the x86 or the x64 version of IE8?
    > Hi Brian,
    >
    > Are you using the x86 or the x64 version of IE8? Is this a 'home' computer
    > or a work administered computer? Was the Win7 a clean install or an
    > upgrade
    > (from what OS?).
    >
    > First task when you encounter problems with IE(6/7/8) is to test if the
    > problem still occurs when you run IE8 (x86 version) in no-Addons mode.
    > (x64
    > version does not support most other x86 IE addons).
    > Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no-Addons)
    >
    > Grayed out menu items, however is not a symptom of an Incompatible addons
    > (but you should use the above test anyway in case you have installed a
    > toolbar that we or MS have not tested). Some Addons alter the users
    > preferences without asking. They may be doing this incorrectly and
    > effecting
    > the menu's layout.
    >
    > There is a little known issue in IE8 which grays out menu items when you
    > have more than (around) 20 additional Command Bar buttons installed.
    > You can reset your Command bar layout by selecting 'Customize' from the IE
    > Toolbar context menu (right-click on the menu bar) and then selecting
    > "Reset" from Command bar "Customize" dialog.
    >
    > A more permanent fix can be made by un-installing some of your Command Bar
    > Addons.
    >
    > Post back with you findings.
    >
    > Regards..
    >
    > On Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:23 PM
    > Aaron wrote:
    >
    > Thought I would chime in also, back, forward, refresh buttons stop
    > Thought I would chime in also, back, forward, refresh buttons stop
    > working,
    > home button still works. New HP G60-549DX notebook out of the box 3 days
    > old,
    > Windows7 (64-bit), all available windows updates have been installed. No
    > addons except for what was included with the preloaded software. Example,
    > blue back button is lit indicating that I could go back, click back and it
    > indends but nothing happens. Sometimes I close out and go back in with the
    > same problem, other times it works.
    >
    > On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:51 AM
    > Joe wrote:
    >
    > I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since
    > day1.
    > I have the same problem. Clean install of win 7 64. Been doing this since
    > day
    > 1. No idea whats causing it but it was like this out of the box
    >
    > "Brian Pellerin" wrote:
    >
    > On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:22 AM
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >
    > If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and
    > "itwas
    > If "most IE options have stopped working in all open IE windows" and "it
    > was like this out of the box" then you obviously have a defective
    > Windows CD and should exchange it for a good one at the place of purchase.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Joe wrote:
    >
    > On Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:20 AM
    > Joe wrote:
    >
    > I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.
    > I got it straight from microsoft. Ordered it online and they mailed it.
    >
    > I do not think thats the problem. All disks are the same. They dont differ
    > from one another. If the disk was defective i wouldnt have been able to
    > install it. I think this this is something to do with certain
    > configurations,
    > but until more people report the problem theres not much to do about it
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
    >
    > On Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:10 PM
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >
    > Don't hold your breath.---Leonard GreyErrare humanum estJoe wrote:
    > Don't hold your breath.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Joe wrote:
    >
    > On Thursday, November 19, 2009 3:29 PM
    > PA Bear, MS MVP wrote:
    >
    > See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters inWindows 7"
    > in
    > See the section "Method 5: Internet Explorer troubleshooters in
    > Windows 7" in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213
    >
    > Win7 users would ideally seek support here:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    > --
    > ~PA Bear, MS-MVP [posted via Google Groups]
    >
    >
    > I
    > hen,
    > and
    > ng the
    > =A0
    > ome
    > menu
    > ternet
    > ere is a
    > er, so
    >
    > On Monday, November 30, 2009 1:27 AM
    > Stan wrote:
    >
    > I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well.
    > I see exactly the same issue from time to time as well. Suddenly Back,
    > Forward, Refresh toolbar buttons doing anything. Usually this happens when
    > there are a lot of IE windows opened. Corresponding menu commands and
    > keyboard shortcuts continue to work.
    >
    > I am running IE 8 on 32-bit Windows 7 upgraded from Vista.
    >
    > There is another interesting side effect that I think is related to the
    > issue above. When it happened a few minutes ago I found this thread and
    > attempted to post my reply, but the popup window (used to enter the post)
    > was
    > unusable - all controls had no content including buttons [Post] and
    > [Close]
    > that had no text inside. When I restarted IE that original problem was
    > fixed
    > and this form started working as well.
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear, MS MVP" wrote:
    >
    > On Monday, November 30, 2009 11:04 AM
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >
    > A1. See these related discussions:http://www.google.com/search?
    > A1. See these related discussions:
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=site...d=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
    >
    > A2. The clumsy web-interface you are using to access this newsgroup is
    > plagued with all sorts of performance problems. Chances are that IE had
    > nothing to do with it.
    >
    > TIP: Setting up Windows LIVE Mail to access Microsoft newsgroups
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ms-newsgroup-setup-instructions-windows-live-mail/
    >
    > TIP: Obtain support for IE8 in Win7 here =>
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    > (when it is working)
    >
    >
    > Stan wrote:
    >
    > On Friday, January 29, 2010 8:50 PM
    > undisclosed wrote:
    >
    > I use Windows 7 64-Bit with Internet Explorer 8 and had the same issues.
    > I use Windows 7 64-Bit with Internet Explorer 8 and had the same issues.
    > After reading some comments and suggestions, I tried disabling some of
    > the add-ons and it fixed the problem. I just disabled the ActiveX add
    > ons. The rest were left in and they are fine.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Alessa
    >
    >
    > Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    > Excel 2007 Filter Tool
    > http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...a2cb-1f3a46fbea8f/excel-2007-filter-tool.aspx
    rob^_^, Apr 27, 2010
    #12
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