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    Where are the forward and back buttons INSIDE IE when using WP7.5? It's hard to navigate using IE when trying to go back to certain pages. Just had my Lumia 900 for 4 days.
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    There aren't any. I think one place (well not really there are many places it should change) where the back button should actually work differently is in the browser. Use the recent option in the menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkr10001 View Post
    There aren't any. I think one place (well not really there are many places it should change) where the back button should actually work differently is in the browser. Use the recent option in the menu
    Yuk, not good..... I am so use to those f(x)'s on my iPhone but it's not a deal breaker.
    Last edited by The1nChicago; 04-21-2012 at 05:56 PM.
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    If you are browsing in an open window the back button works as a page back in the current window. If you close the window or navigate away then you lose the back pages when the browser restart. To move forward use recent in the three dot menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave blake View Post
    if you are browsing in an open window the back button works as a page back in the current window. If you close the window or navigate away then you lose the back pages when the browser restart. To move forward use recent in the three dot menu.
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    You can also install the app UC browser which gives you back and forward buttons within the browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    If you are browsing in an open window the back button works as a page back in the current window. If you close the window or navigate away then you lose the back pages when the browser restart. To move forward use recent in the three dot menu.

    You don't really lose the back pages. They will still be cached in your history.

    However one very general tip for WP: Use "start" or "windows" button to navigate from app to app. That way you will keep your app running in the background and the you can go back to it by multi-task view i.e. press and hold back key.

    This way you can save yourself the time to resume the task over again as well as it freezes your app to a screenshot so it's like your never went away from it.

    Most people keep using back button to go out which technically just exists you from the apps.
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    MSN App

    Has OnScreen forward and backwards buttom in IE you view web pages throught it. I find this useful has It works on site's other than MSN has well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoron View Post
    You can also install the app UC browser which gives you back and forward buttons within the browser.
    but an oh so nasty UI
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    No forward button and the loss of going back a page when you leave IE and come back are just two of many reasons to hate IE. Why the **** can't MS allow devs to develop browsers without having to use the IE framework?!

    The best browsers on iphone/Android are 3rd party with lots of features as well as ability to stream nearly any audio/video and watch flash videos. As much as I want WP to succeed MS stubbornness and failures really **** me off sometimes.
    IE is a horrible browser and while I know there are others available they are built off IE and are stuck with many of the same flaws. When's the last time MS even updated this browser? I can't say it enough, Apollo better exceed expectations because if they half *** it like they did with WP7 and other things they might as well start over or give up. They will never sniff a respectable market share
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    Dare I say the way the pre mango browser was laid out is better.
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    One thing i miss about the pre-mango IE is the lack of a forward button. I wish they'd bring it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmVortigaunt View Post
    One thing i miss about the pre-mango IE is the lack of a forward button. I wish they'd bring it back.

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    I also desperately miss "Find on Page"
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    Quote Originally Posted by The1nChicago View Post
    Where are the forward and back buttons INSIDE IE when using WP7.5? It's hard to navigate using IE when trying to go back to certain pages. Just had my Lumia 900 for 4 days.
    There aren't any in Windows Phone 7 but you can use back button on your phone as back button in the Internet Explorer. Replacing forward button is little bit harder but if you save "javascript:history.forward()" as favorite page it will works just as forward button.
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    UC Browser ftw! :-)

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    At first the lack of back and forward buttons didn't bother me, until i navigated to web page, then left IE, then went back...when I hit the back button it didn't go back a webpage it took me back to the previous app! Not cool.

    the other thing I miss from my iPhone was "next, previous, and done" buttons. these were used to jump fields that you would type in rather than trying to navigate with your finger.
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    If you minimize an app and go to the home menu and reopen it, it'll refresh. If you load if from the task manager (holding down the back button), it'll be where you left it.
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    There was a forward button and Microsoft took it out. Most seem to be totally fine with it (lol), so don't plan on it coming back.
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    The only "UC browser" I see on the marketplace is some Chinese app with a Firefox-looking logo. I have to assume that's not the one you guys are talking about.

    Can someone link me to the right app?
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    This is something I did on my HD7 when Mango first came out. It really works :)
    1. Open the Internet Explorer in your phone, and go to any page.
    2. Open the options menu located below the browser’s address bar.
    3. From among the opened options, choose “add to favorites”.
    4. In the add menu, edit the name field to whatever you want the shortcut to be called. For example, you can name it “Next” for the forward button and “in-page search” for the find button.
    5. Now for forward, edit the address field to
      javascript:history.forward()
    6. For creating the Find shortcut, put the following lines in the address field:
      javascript:(function(){function G(){var
    How To Add “Forward” & “Find On Page” Shortcuts To IE 9 In WP Mango
    Last edited by rdubmu; 04-30-2012 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Add forward to your favorites menu in IE
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    The only "UC browser" I see on the marketplace is some Chinese app with a Firefox-looking logo. I have to assume that's not the one you guys are talking about.

    Can someone link me to the right app?
    That's the one! The state of mobile browsers is kind of sad.

    UC Browser is actually quite popular on Android as well.
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    You could try surfcube... but I don't see whats so bad about IE. How much do you really need a forward button. Just use 'recent' when needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    No forward button and the loss of going back a page when you leave IE and come back are just two of many reasons to hate IE. Why the **** can't MS allow devs to develop browsers without having to use the IE framework?!

    The best browsers on iphone/Android are 3rd party with lots of features as well as ability to stream nearly any audio/video and watch flash videos. As much as I want WP to succeed MS stubbornness and failures really **** me off sometimes.
    IE is a horrible browser and while I know there are others available they are built off IE and are stuck with many of the same flaws. When's the last time MS even updated this browser? I can't say it enough, Apollo better exceed expectations because if they half *** it like they did with WP7 and other things they might as well start over or give up. They will never sniff a respectable market share
    you sir are overreacting, the recent feature can be used as forward and the hardware back button is used as back,html5 videos on the most used video sites stream just fine in IE on WP. The other browsers don't even have a way to switch between mobile and desktop m IE has had this ability since 2008. IE also passes the acid test,the others don't and they crash all the time. So I'm sorry but IE is the best mobile browser I've used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubmu View Post
    This is something I did on my HD7 when Mango first came out. It really works :)

    How To Add “Forward” & “Find On Page” Shortcuts To IE 9 In WP Mango
    I can confirm it works as a back button too if you replace 'forward' with 'back'

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