User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Upgrade from Win98SE to WIndows XP cause back/forward options (buttons, "go" history, right mouse click) to stop functioning. Have both Mozilla 1.2.1 AND netscape 6.2 on the computer, both worked in Win 98SE. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. GO to a URI. 2. Click on a link or anything to take you to another location Actual Results: Unable to use Back Button, Forward button, right mouslcick and "go" drop down menus these options are greyed out in BOTH Mozilla 1.2.1 AND Netscape 6.2 Expected Results: Go forward or go back. SOLUTION: After 3 days of searching for some setting in Mozilla I went inot Netscape and look at the settings. Preferences > Navigator > History. There is an option called "Session History". This was set a 0 (zero). This is not an option in Mozilla 1.2.1. So I changed it to 6 (six) and there it is - both Netscape 6.2 AND Mozilla 1.2.1 now have ther forward and back options working again. This was not a problem in Windows 98SE. It only happened after the upgrade. So is this an XP problem? Did XP change settings? Mozilla does not have this option available but Netscape does and obviously it affects Mozillas setting...so does this mean that Mozilla affects Netscapes settings as well?
yes, they use the same profile. This option is also in Mozilla : edit\preferences\navigator\history\Browsing History. Reporter: Please search before you file a bug. You got a little iframe with known busg as you filed your bug. The URL ist : http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/duplicates.cgi and you can see there bug 126826 "'Back' and 'Forward' buttons not working" *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 126826 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
First I did search for the same bug. While I did get hits for "back/Forward" buttons I did not get any hits for an upgrade from Windows 98SE to WIndows XP causing the Problem. Also I did not see any mention of the "solution" being tied to Netscape 6.2. Thusly I submitted the bug. Per Mozilla having the same options - this is not true. I am looking at it right now. Mozilla 1.2.1 = edit > preferences > navigator > history > Browsing History. There are two options. Browsing History and Navigator History. Neither of these options made any chages to the back forward buttons when I changed values. netscape 6.2 = edit > preferences > navigator > history > Browsing History we have 3 options. Browsing History, Location Bar History and Session History. Browsing History is the same and as far as I can see the Navigator History and Location Bar History are the same. The Session History in Netscape is not an option in Mozilla. Perhaps it is in the latest nightly build but not in the latest "stable" release of 1.2.1 I was trying to be helpful with a solution because I could not find any of this information when I searched for how to reolve this problem. I was happy to see other people finding the same bug. Hopefully I provided a solution to it. However I can not provide information as to why this only affected the browsers in Windows XP and not Windows 98SE in my case. In the other cases I read they were Windows 2000 and NT OS's affected, so it seems to affect the NT OS's only? This to me is a valid bug more than just a back/forward bug it seems to be an OS bug combined with Netscape and Mozilla sharing options.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
-> wfm (works with a current trunk on win2k)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago → 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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