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I installed v70.0.1 (64 bit) last night. I use Firefox for e-mail with hotmail.After install, back-arrow on my toolbar does nothing.It used go back one screen?

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question about it: Back button does not take me back one screen on HOTMAIL. It appears to work with other URLs. Do I need to change some setting?? thanks Tom

question about it: Back button does not take me back one screen on HOTMAIL. It appears to work with other URLs. Do I need to change some setting?? thanks Tom

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Hi Tom, I can think of three possible reasons the Backspace key wouldn't trigger the "Back" button on a particular site, but there might be others:

(1) If the cursor is in a form field

Firefox treats Backspace as Backspace when the cursor is in a form field.

(2) If there is no Back button history

This should be easy to check using the Back button drop-down on the toolbar (right-click to view) or testing with the other keyboard shortcut, Alt+LeftArrow.

(3) If the site is intercepting it

Maybe some Outlook users found it annoying and Microsoft is now grabbing Backspace before Firefox responds to it?? (I haven't logged in recently myself.)

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:70.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0

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Hi Tom, I can think of three possible reasons the Backspace key wouldn't trigger the "Back" button on a particular site, but there might be others:

(1) If the cursor is in a form field

Firefox treats Backspace as Backspace when the cursor is in a form field.

(2) If there is no Back button history

This should be easy to check using the Back button drop-down on the toolbar (right-click to view) or testing with the other keyboard shortcut, Alt+LeftArrow.

(3) If the site is intercepting it

Maybe some Outlook users found it annoying and Microsoft is now grabbing Backspace before Firefox responds to it?? (I haven't logged in recently myself.)

Hi Tom, I can think of three possible reasons the Backspace key wouldn't trigger the "Back" button on a particular site, but there might be others: (1) If the cursor is in a form field Firefox treats Backspace as Backspace when the cursor is in a form field. (2) If there is no Back button history This should be easy to check using the Back button drop-down on the toolbar (right-click to view) or testing with the other keyboard shortcut, Alt+LeftArrow. (3) If the site is intercepting it Maybe some Outlook users found it annoying and Microsoft is now grabbing Backspace before Firefox responds to it?? (I haven't logged in recently myself.)
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Thank you for the possibility list. I finally gave up and rebooted computer. All seems to be working okay now. Maybe something with the upgrade didn't make it through the process??? Tom

Thank you for the possibility list. I finally gave up and rebooted computer. All seems to be working okay now. Maybe something with the upgrade didn't make it through the process??? Tom
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Sometimes the cliché answer is the best answer. ;-)

Sometimes the cliché answer is the best answer. ;-)
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