IE8 "Drop-down" history not showing

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob VanHorst, May 29, 2009.

  1. Bob VanHorst

    Bob VanHorst Guest

    At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow down which if
    clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are showing since I
    upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is set to save
    the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as described above
    requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over. How do I fix
    this?
     
    Bob VanHorst, May 29, 2009
    #1
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  2. Bob VanHorst

    Bob VanHorst Guest

    This is additional information concerning my inquiry. Using F4 shows the
    same results as the drop-down arrow on the address bar, without any recent
    entries.
    Using Control+H does show all visited sites by day, but those are
    alphabetical, and based on my high level of internet activity, the length of
    that history can be voluminous, and not at all practical to use for returning
    to a specific site, especially one that was quite recent in the day.

    "Bob VanHorst" wrote:

    > At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow down which if
    > clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are showing since I
    > upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is set to save
    > the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as described above
    > requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over. How do I fix
    > this?
     
    Bob VanHorst, May 29, 2009
    #2
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  3. Bob VanHorst

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    1. In AutoComplete settings, with only one IE window/one tab open, uncheck
    Address Bar. Close IE. Restart the computer. Check Address Bar and other
    options. Does that stick?

    2. Are you, or is a program clearing the Run history (Start> Run?) This can
    delete TypedURLs from the Address Bar.

    3. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
    Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
    Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    or
    Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
    If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928426

    4. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
    936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
    Windows Vista:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936214 (Also applies to XP)

    5. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disabled when
    installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have a corrupted
    installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may be the
    solution.
    IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx
    - -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]

    "Bob VanHorst" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I see a similar inquiry from FrankZ on 4/7/09. To answer your questions

    you
    > posed to him concerning Autocomplete settings under Options/Content,

    Here's
    > what I have check marks in for those settings: Address Bar, Browsing

    History,
    > Favorites, Use Windows searcch for better options, Use names and passwords

    on
    > forms, and Ask me before saving passwords. I hope this and my previous
    > addition to my original inquiry is helpful.


    > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    >
    > > This is additional information concerning my inquiry. Using F4 shows

    the
    > > same results as the drop-down arrow on the address bar, without any

    recent
    > > entries.
    > > Using Control+H does show all visited sites by day, but those are
    > > alphabetical, and based on my high level of internet activity, the

    length of
    > > that history can be voluminous, and not at all practical to use for

    returning
    > > to a specific site, especially one that was quite recent in the day.


    > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    > >
    > > > At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow down

    which if
    > > > clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are showing

    since I
    > > > upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is set to

    save
    > > > the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as described

    above
    > > > requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over. How

    do I fix
    > > > this?
     
    Don Varnau, May 30, 2009
    #3
  4. Bob VanHorst

    Bob VanHorst Guest

    Thank you for your reply, Don. I tried to explore your items 1,2,3 & 4, but
    nothing seemed to solve the problem. As near as I can tell, I am not the
    only one that has experienced the problem as I outlined in my first posting
    on this thread. With the IE8 being an "important update", I failed to see
    what the advantages of installing IE8 were. Instead, I wound up with the
    problem of the drop-down menu not working on the address bar of IE 8, so I
    have solved the problem by un-installing IE8. Now that I am back to IE7, the
    problem went away. Perhaps a solution to this can be devised by the IE8
    development group, but until then, because the drop-down menu is so useful to
    me, I'll just stay with IE7. I have revised my Windows update settings so
    that IE8 won't automatically download and install. I hope the IE8 people
    come up with a solution to this, as I understand IE8 has some security
    advantages over IE7, but in order to have the drop-down menu from the address
    bar, I guess I'll just rely on IE7 along with my McAfee Internet Security
    software.

    If there is a KB article on this yet, I would like to know about it. By
    the way, even though I check-marked the "Notify me of replies", I didn't get
    any such notice. Instead, I revisited this discussion group by saving the URL
    to check for one.

    Bob Van Horst

    "Don Varnau" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > 1. In AutoComplete settings, with only one IE window/one tab open, uncheck
    > Address Bar. Close IE. Restart the computer. Check Address Bar and other
    > options. Does that stick?
    >
    > 2. Are you, or is a program clearing the Run history (Start> Run?) This can
    > delete TypedURLs from the Address Bar.
    >
    > 3. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
    > Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
    > Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    > or
    > Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
    > If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
    >
    > For troubleshooting information see:
    > IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    >
    > 928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928426
    >
    > 4. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
    > 936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
    > Windows Vista:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936214 (Also applies to XP)
    >
    > 5. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disabled when
    > installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have a corrupted
    > installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may be the
    > solution.
    > IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx
    > - -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    > "Bob VanHorst" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I see a similar inquiry from FrankZ on 4/7/09. To answer your questions

    > you
    > > posed to him concerning Autocomplete settings under Options/Content,

    > Here's
    > > what I have check marks in for those settings: Address Bar, Browsing

    > History,
    > > Favorites, Use Windows searcch for better options, Use names and passwords

    > on
    > > forms, and Ask me before saving passwords. I hope this and my previous
    > > addition to my original inquiry is helpful.

    >
    > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    > >
    > > > This is additional information concerning my inquiry. Using F4 shows

    > the
    > > > same results as the drop-down arrow on the address bar, without any

    > recent
    > > > entries.
    > > > Using Control+H does show all visited sites by day, but those are
    > > > alphabetical, and based on my high level of internet activity, the

    > length of
    > > > that history can be voluminous, and not at all practical to use for

    > returning
    > > > to a specific site, especially one that was quite recent in the day.

    >
    > > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow down

    > which if
    > > > > clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are showing

    > since I
    > > > > upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is set to

    > save
    > > > > the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as described

    > above
    > > > > requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over. How

    > do I fix
    > > > > this?

    >
    >
     
    Bob VanHorst, May 30, 2009
    #4
  5. Bob VanHorst

    Howard17 Guest

    Simple (but not obvious) fix
    In Internet Explorer - Tools > Internet Options > Contents
    AutoComplete > Settings
    Check Address Bar and Browsing History
    That worked for me with no reboot required.

    Bob VanHorst;1268007 Wrote:
    > Thank you for your reply, Don. I tried to explore your items 1,2,3 & 4
    > but
    > nothing seemed to solve the problem. As near as I can tell, I am no
    > the
    > only one that has experienced the problem as I outlined in my firs
    > posting
    > on this thread. With the IE8 being an "important update", I failed t
    > see
    > what the advantages of installing IE8 were. Instead, I wound up wit
    > the
    > problem of the drop-down menu not working on the address bar of IE 8
    > so I
    > have solved the problem by un-installing IE8. Now that I am back t
    > IE7, the
    > problem went away. Perhaps a solution to this can be devised by th
    > IE8
    > development group, but until then, because the drop-down menu is s
    > useful to
    > me, I'll just stay with IE7. I have revised my Windows update setting
    > so
    > that IE8 won't automatically download and install. I hope the IE
    > people
    > come up with a solution to this, as I understand IE8 has some security
    > advantages over IE7, but in order to have the drop-down menu from th
    > address
    > bar, I guess I'll just rely on IE7 along with my McAfee Interne
    > Security
    > software.
    >
    > If there is a KB article on this yet, I would like to know about it.
    > By
    > the way, even though I check-marked the "Notify me of replies",
    > didn't get
    > any such notice. Instead, I revisited this discussion group by savin
    > the URL
    > to check for one.
    >
    > Bob Van Horst
    >
    > "Don Varnau" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > > 1. In AutoComplete settings, with only one IE window/one tab open

    > uncheck
    > > Address Bar. Close IE. Restart the computer. Check Address Bar an

    > other
    > > options. Does that stick?
    > >
    > > 2. Are you, or is a program clearing the Run history (Start> Run?

    > This can
    > > delete TypedURLs from the Address Bar.
    > >
    > > 3. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
    > > Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
    > > Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start withou

    > add-ons.
    > > or
    > > Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
    > > If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-o

    > installed.
    > >
    > > For troubleshooting information see:
    > > IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    > > 'IEBlog : Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer?s (No Add-ons) Mode

    > (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx)
    > >
    > > 928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes a

    > add-on
    > > 'Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-o

    > and you start it in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003
    > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928426)
    > >
    > > 4. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
    > > 936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE

    > in
    > > Windows Vista:
    > > 'How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect Interne

    > Explorer 7 in Windows Vista' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936214
    > (Also applies to XP)
    > >
    > > 5. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disable

    > when
    > > installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have

    > corrupted
    > > installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may b

    > the
    > > solution.
    > > IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
    > > 'IEBlog : IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications

    > (http://tinyurl.com/295rwh)
    > > - -
    > > Hope this helps,
    > > Don
    > > [MS MVP- IE]
    > >
    > > "Bob VanHorst" <> wrote i

    > message
    > > news:...
    > > > I see a similar inquiry from FrankZ on 4/7/09. To answer you

    > questions
    > > you
    > > > posed to him concerning Autocomplete settings unde

    > Options/Content,
    > > Here's
    > > > what I have check marks in for those settings: Address Bar

    > Browsing
    > > History,
    > > > Favorites, Use Windows searcch for better options, Use names and

    > passwords
    > > on
    > > > forms, and Ask me before saving passwords. I hope this and my

    > previous
    > > > addition to my original inquiry is helpful.

    > >
    > > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > This is additional information concerning my inquiry. Using F4

    > shows
    > > the
    > > > > same results as the drop-down arrow on the address bar, without

    > any
    > > recent
    > > > > entries.
    > > > > Using Control+H does show all visited sites by day, but those

    > are
    > > > > alphabetical, and based on my high level of internet activity,

    > the
    > > length of
    > > > > that history can be voluminous, and not at all practical to use

    > for
    > > returning
    > > > > to a specific site, especially one that was quite recent in the

    > day.
    > >
    > > > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow

    > down
    > > which if
    > > > > > clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are

    > showing
    > > since I
    > > > > > upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is

    > set to
    > > save
    > > > > > the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as

    > described
    > > above
    > > > > > requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over.

    > How
    > > do I fix
    > > > > > this?

    > >
    > >



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