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After updating IE7, Firefox 3.6 no longer store history--back button in Firefox can't access previous pages.

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Yesterday a security update for IE7 was automatically downloaded into my computer. Now the history feature of Firefox is working poorly. Often it doesn't save previous pages for the back button to access during an online session. The few times I've been able to navigate back to a Google search page, the search terms I've used previously are absent. However most often today, the browser doesn't even acknowledge that there were previous pages and the back button remains grayed out.

Yesterday a security update for IE7 was automatically downloaded into my computer. Now the history feature of Firefox is working poorly. Often it doesn't save previous pages for the back button to access during an online session. The few times I've been able to navigate back to a Google search page, the search terms I've used previously are absent. However most often today, the browser doesn't even acknowledge that there were previous pages and the back button remains grayed out.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • 6.0.12.732
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

More Information

I'm using Windows XP Pro.

Question owner

Basic troubleshooting info:

 Application Basics
        Name         Firefox
        Version         3.6.8
        Profile Directory
          Open Containing Folder
        Installed Plugins
          about:plugins
        Build Configuration
          about:buildconfig
  Extensions
        Name
        Version
        Enabled
        ID
        Advertising Cookie Opt-out         1.2         true         optout@google.com
        Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant         0.0.0         false         {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
        Java Console         6.0.20         true          
        Java Quick Starter         1.0         true         jqs@sun.com
  Modified Preferences
      Name
      Value
        accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar         0
        browser.history_expire_days.mirror         180
        browser.history_expire_days_min         4
        browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion         2
        browser.startup.homepage         https://encrypted.google.com/
        browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone         rv:1.9.2.8
        browser.tabs.warnOnClose         false
        browser.zoom.full         false
        dom.max_chrome_script_run_time         0
        extensions.lastAppVersion         3.6.8
        network.cookie.prefsMigrated         true
        places.last_vacuum         1275620219
        print.print_printer         HP Deskjet D2500 series
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_bgcolor         false
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_bgimages         false
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_command
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_downloadfonts         false
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_bottom         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_left         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_right         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_top         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_evenpages         true
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footercenter
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footerleft         &PT
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footerright
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headercenter
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headerleft
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headerright
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_in_color         true
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_bottom         0.300000011920929
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_left         0.5
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_right         0.5
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_top         0.300000011920929
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_oddpages         true
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_orientation         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_pagedelay         500
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_data         1
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_height         11.00
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_size_type         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_size_unit         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_width         8.50
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_reversed         false
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_scaling         0.70
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_shrink_to_fit         true
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_to_file         false
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_left         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_right         0
        print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_top         0
        privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords         true
        privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings         true
        privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage         false
        privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs         true
        privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown         true
        privacy.sanitize.timeSpan         0
        security.warn_viewing_mixed         false
Basic troubleshooting info: Application Basics Name Firefox Version 3.6.8 Profile Directory Open Containing Folder Installed Plugins about:plugins Build Configuration about:buildconfig Extensions Name Version Enabled ID Advertising Cookie Opt-out 1.2 true optout@google.com Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 false {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} Java Console 6.0.20 true Java Quick Starter 1.0 true jqs@sun.com Modified Preferences Name Value accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar 0 browser.history_expire_days.mirror 180 browser.history_expire_days_min 4 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion 2 browser.startup.homepage https://encrypted.google.com/ browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone rv:1.9.2.8 browser.tabs.warnOnClose false browser.zoom.full false dom.max_chrome_script_run_time 0 extensions.lastAppVersion 3.6.8 network.cookie.prefsMigrated true places.last_vacuum 1275620219 print.print_printer HP Deskjet D2500 series print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_bgcolor false print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_bgimages false print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_command print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_downloadfonts false print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_bottom 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_left 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_right 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_edge_top 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_evenpages true print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footercenter print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footerleft &PT print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_footerright print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headercenter print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headerleft print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_headerright print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_in_color true print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_bottom 0.300000011920929 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_left 0.5 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_right 0.5 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_margin_top 0.300000011920929 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_oddpages true print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_orientation 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_pagedelay 500 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_data 1 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_height 11.00 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_size_type 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_size_unit 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_paper_width 8.50 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_reversed false print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_scaling 0.70 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_shrink_to_fit true print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_to_file false print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_left 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_right 0 print.printer_HP_Deskjet_D2500_series.print_unwriteable_margin_top 0 privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords true privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings true privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage false privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs true privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown true privacy.sanitize.timeSpan 0 security.warn_viewing_mixed false

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