Back and forward buttons in internet explorer
If you leave internet explorer and reopen it from the home screen, the back button doesn't bring you to the page before the current one, it just takes you back to the home screen. Internet explorer needs a back button and a forward button for easy, simple browsing.
IE Explorer has no forward navigation button...?
Back & Forward buttons should be available in IE Explorer for Windows Phone 8.
I love WP8 but come on guys n Gals... get with the program ;-]
One can easily go to the homescreen from internet explorer using the start button, to avoid trawling through recent, the back button should go back
A touch button in the toolbar of IE9 to take you back to the previous page, even after closing IE9 and returning to Live Tiles.
There's no "Forward" navigation in IE9, so if you accidentally hit "Back" there's no way to return to the page you just came from.
I request or demand the ability to go forward in Internet Explorer, too and not only backwards.
Not being able to browse back and forward in IE is a pain, especially when restoring app from background. Please add software back button. Thanks
It was great for accidental presses of the capacitive buttons, but got removed in Mango.
The hardward back button makes navigation in IE confusing. We need a soft back button.
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George K. commented
a FORWARD button, please!
ALSO: swipe left/right for back/forward.
It's a touch screen; lets' take advantage of that.
A million time this!!! Just apply the "to each his own" adage and offer both visual forward and back buttons on-screen _and_ swipe left/right functionality, and bedone with the "oh you should do/use this/that"-klaptrap.
Swipe to go back onto the previous page of the tab. Data of the page should be collected from history.
Swipe right to go back, swipe left to go forward.
Press back button on your phone to go back, use "recent" to go forward.
While the functionality is already there with being able to swipe left and right, it would still be nice to have an option to disable that swiping and another to show back and forward buttons, as the swiping can be unreliable.
The IE team should have been dismissed. A startup of a few people should have been able to implement this feature long time back.
this isn`t need - swipe right <-> left works fine
s s 3 commented
Guys, this is REDICULOUS! No Fwd button is pathetic. Having to take the extra steps to move forward in a browser after accidentally or purposefully going to a previous page makes no sense. This is insane and is a lot of extra work! Everyone of the other major browsers (Android/ios) has a FWD Button including Surface.
This is the type of problem that holds WP back in market share. Why don't the OS developers simply take a Surface Tablet and compare all of the features it has with WP and match them up 100%. Then compare the WPOS to Android & ios and make sure the WPOS is capable of doing what these others can do and more? How hard is this? It's the obvious approach to take if you are last in the list of the 3 top Mobile OS's. Come on, is common sense that uncommon in Seatle/Washington? Maybe it's due to the weather. It's bad enough that there is a developer & carrier bios against WP please help yourselves (and your customer base) by getting these basic & elementary details right. Let's get with it guys. End Rant.
Can you also get flash to work (even if you have to do it without Adobe help) and an infrared remote control feature going as well.
You've come this far let's get the rest of the way. Also can we get the lock screen to stay on longer a few seconds is not long enough. How about a way to keep it on ALWAYS on both the phone and the computer.
MS I hope you understand our frustration.
Gabe bb commented
They already did this just swipe from left to right
E. Ponymous commented
Not just IE, but the PHONE UI needs a [forward] button, like that in desktop Explorer. Often, when using an app, I'll hit the [back] button by mistake, which CLOSES the app. Return to the page of that eBook? Sure, just go to settings, reopen the reader, navigate to OneDrive, find the document, reopen it, wait for it to load, find the page, resize, and BAMN! hit the [back] button with my thumb. Maybe I'll just cut my thumbs off.
IE should learn operamini or safari.
In WP8.1 a left-to-right swipe returns to the previous page.
Please check also this feature, and vote:
So irritating! I am an IT professional, just deployed windows phones for my 10,000 employee company and now this one issue is causing so many irritations in my user base. Thinking I should pull the plug on MS products since it has been many years with no resolution (using browser history is not a solution)
just swipe the screen left or right.
There's no back button... Need I say more
Jonathan Ibañez Cojuangco commented
This was already there in Internet Explorer Mobile 8 for Windows Mobile 6.1.
Added in IE11
In 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 allows one to swipe back and forth so I imagine this feature has been implemented even if not through the use of buttons.