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IE7 - Back Button No Longer Remembers Previous Page Position

by Tigga573 / February 26, 2008 10:52 PM PST

I've been having a bit of a weird issue with IE7, running on Windows Vista. Normally when you hit the "Back" button, you should be taken to the same place you were viewing on the previous page. For the last week or two though it's been taking me back to the top of that page, which is rather annoying when viewing new threads and such on forums. I've tried searching Google for the issue, but the only thing I've really found is suggestions that it's the coding in the web pages that's causing the problem. I'm positive this isn't what's happening in my case since two of the sites I'm having the problem on are my own, and several others I visit on a regular basis and never had the problem on before. I do not have this issue with FireFox either. So... Anyone happen to have any other ideas of what could be causing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 12:03 AM PST
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by Tigga573 / February 27, 2008 12:35 AM PST
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Thanks for the link, though that seems to focus on IE's problems with CSS, which doesn't sound like it has anything to do with my problem. I've never added any type of plugins/add-ons for IE, nor is there anything I can remember changing/adding before I started experiencing this problem. Everything worked just fine for at least 3 months or so, then suddenly one day it just quit remembering the vertical position I was last at on the previous page.

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Add ins are on the Tools menu.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 12:37 AM PST
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What is on the list?

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by Tigga573 / March 3, 2008 1:47 AM PST

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what list you're talking about?

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If you can't find the menu bar...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2008 2:02 AM PST
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I can see why it's meaningless. Try another browser?

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by Tigga573 / March 3, 2008 2:15 AM PST

Not really an option... FF annoys me because there's no way to view the source of a page in the software of your choice, and the only plugin that allows that doesn't work very well (refreshes the page, which can be bad for a web programmer). Never liked Opera at all either.

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by Tigga573 / March 4, 2008 12:19 AM PST
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I finally figured this out and thought I'd post on the off chance that it may help someone else one day. Looks like the issue has something to do with the software I had updated for my mouse (Logitech MX Revolution). I plugged in a new mouse and noticed I no longer had the issue with my back button. Plugged my MX Revolution back in and had the same problem. So I uninstalled the updated software and the MX Revolution no longer had the issue either. I then re-installed the older version of the software and now everything's back to normal. setpoint400.exe is the software file that works fine for me, whereas setpoint440.exe is the version that was causing this issue.

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