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Back button don't work anymore

So my work is against Firefox so I hide my copy on a flash drive. However, with this copy i seem to have lost the "back function" button that I have assigned the mouse with (also lost the forward function). It works anywhere else in windows just fine and even in my installed copy of FF.

Anyone know how I can get it back?

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Right-click on your toolbar » Customize.
Drag the Back button to where it should be.
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It isn't the button on the

It isn't the button on the screen that's missing. But the back function that i have assign my mouse button with isn't working. However that button my mouse is still functional anywhere else in windows. Therefore it must be something to do with the PP Firefox.

Has anyone else encountered this before?

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It's an issue with the PC or the mouse drivers. The mouse back button is actually a standard button and Firefox will always interpret that as a back click. Unless of course your drivers are sending something else.

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This IS NOT an issue with

This IS NOT an issue with the PC or mouse driver. The mouse back button is actually working anywhere else in windows, even in my installed copy of FF.

Please advice.

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Then it's your profile

An extension or something else within it. Try a base copy of FFP to prove it. If a base install of FFP works, then you gotta fix whatever is broken in your profile. If FFP doesn't work, then it actually *IS* something wrong with your PC's mouse driver and you (or your drivers) changed a setting in your installed FF to make it work.

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I do have a base copy of FFP

I do have a base copy of FFP and the back function of my mouse button never worked since the first day.

I disagree that the mouse driver made a change to my installed FF upon the installation of the driver. If that is true, then the driver must be reinstalled every time after a new software has been installed so the driver settings can be copied to the new software.

However, I will try and reinstall my mouse driver and see if that will make it work again.

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If a virgin copy of FFP

If a virgin copy of FFP doesn't work, then the issue is entirely PC related. I can't say what it is, but FFP has an unaltered copy of FF inside it with a standard profile (just with history, etc disabled). FF works with a mouse and driver that produce a standard back click to Windows... but some Logitech and other drivers have advanced options that don't do this correctly.

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Tried and failed. Fresh

Tried and failed. Fresh copy of FFP and no go. I still can't understand why standard copy of installed FF works just fine with this mouse/driver. But when it comes to FFP it just won't work. Makes me think it has something to do with the FF Portable.

Is there something else I can tried?

Btw, the backspace keystroke works just fine in both FF & FFP.

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It isn't

FFP works just fine with a standard back button click sent to it. I'm about 99.9% sure it's your mouse driver that's specially sending it to a locally-installed FF but not the portable one. Mouse drivers are quite screwy like that. I'd be willing to bet that if you use the standard Windows mouse drivers it would work just fine.

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So is there anyway I can fix

So is there anyway I can fix it if it because of the driver from my Logitech (V450) mouse?

I am it on my D610 Latitude laptop btw.

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Two things

It's one of two things then. It's the Logitech drivers or it's the oddball Dell trackpad drivers (those are pretty screwy, too). Either way, it's not something that can be fixed within FFP (since it's not at fault) and it's not something I can assist you with. Try upgrading to the most recent versions of the Logitech and Dell drivers.

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The question that hasn't been asked yet...

..is did you somehow disable the ability to go back in the browser? What happens when you go to a few pages in a row and then hit the "Backspace" key on the keyboard? Did it go back to the previous page? If not, Google the following about:config entries and figure out if you turned off the ability to go back.

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries
browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers

http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries

Google for help on each of the settings to determine of you accidentally have a setting that's preventing browser history from being stored.

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he already said that...

quote "Btw, the backspace keystroke works just fine in both FF & FFP."

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What can I say?

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