I have probably done something to my internet settings but have recently had considerable problems using this forum. If I enter a Search term and click, then I see the page listing all posts found. So far, so good. After reading one ofr the posts and finding it not relevant to what I want, I press the back button to return to the search results. I now always get 'The page cannot be displayed'. If I use the back button again, I get the Helproom top page. If I use the Refresh button I get the top page where I have to choose which forum I want. Holding Shift, CTRL or both and simultaneously pressing the back button has no effect on this. What setting should I change, please, to get back to being able to go back with the back button?
Thanks for this. I have searched my browser toolbar and gone through the Tools|internet options tab (I have IE6 and XP with SP2) but can't find any 'chek for new pages' box. Can you tell me where this is, please?
ChrisP, I`ve found that I`ve got to be patient particularly with the "Back" button. If you are over zealous in your use of the finger that thumps it you¬ll find that you go further back than you want. I like to think that the reason it`s so slow is not the FE`s fault but the fact that this has to be the most popular forum. All of us suffer a little waiting time. Happy Christmas,mate.
Thanks all. I found how to alter the IE settings to avoid checking for new pages (under Settings on the General tab) and altered it. No difference, I'm afraid.
I am very patient with the back button. However, it's more complicated than that. If I go to the Helproom and click on one of the listed posts, I can read it and then return to the original list by using the back button - it's very quick and goes directly, no flashing or anything like that. It's only when returning to the Search list that I cannot get the back button to work. Is this me or the Forum, after all? The back button works fine on onther Internet sites.
I've thought about other browsers but this hardly seems the best reason for a change.
Thanks for the suggestins but they don't really address the issue. I want to go back to the search results list fafter opening one of the posts in that list. Opening in a new window seems to be just the same as going back to the top i.e. to the home page.
The refresh button does not help either, I'm afraid. It just takes me back to the home page also.