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Posted on 2013-01-15
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Hello.

This is only happening on one of my two computers. The other one is fine.  When I go to the Amazon.com website and enter some text to search on, it will execute the query one time only. If I press the GO (i.e. search) button again, absolutely nothing happens. This is the case whether I leave the text the same or change it.  To search again, I have to exit the website and come back in.  It then only performs the search once again and I'm back in the same boat.

For example, let's say I go to the Amazon website and enter "monkey wrench" in the search bar and press GO.   It will return results. Now, let's say I press the GO button again. It does not requery. Nothing happens. Now let's say I change the text to "screwdriver" and press the GO button again. Still nothing happens.

Anyone have a clue what the heck is causing this? Is it a setting in my browser that I need to change?
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The browser is throwing a fit because it the search content is being accessed by https while you are on http.    Make sure you are on the site with https:// and it should work.
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dbfromnewjersey--Not quite clear whether the problem is with two attempts to use Go for monkey wrench or subsequent attempts to use Go to search for two different items.

The former case is quite normal.  Since you are already on the page you ask Go to search for, it will not do anything you can see.

Please clarify if latter case.

What is your browser?  Have you run without Add-Ons?
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jcimarron,

Sorry. The computer that doesn't have the problem is in another room. I originally thought that I had checked that if I enter some text to search on,  press go, have it return results and then press go again (without changing the text) that it performs a search again.  You're right about that, so please disregard that part.


However, as far as everything else goes, it still only searches once and then it's as if the GO button is inactive or something.

Here's what I just did:

1. Went to Amazon.com
2. Typed "Gone with the Wind" in the search bar
3. Pressed Go.  It returned results.
4. Cleared Gone with the Wind from the search bar and entered "Animal House"
5. Pressed Go.  Nothing happens. The Go button is dead.

The only way I can perfom another search is if I exit the site entirely and come back in. Then I'll be back to being able to search one time before it stops working again.

By the way, one of the other experts said I should enter "https://amazon.com"
I did that in the address bar.  When I do, it brings me to the Amazon site but the address bar then displays http://amazon.com; not https://

What's the problem here?  Thanks.
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I just solved the problem.   In the Safety drop-down menu next to tools, Active X Filtering was checked.  When I uncheck it, everything functions normally.
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Like I said, it had to do with http/https
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padas--Glad all is well.  Thanks for telling us the fix.
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Because my solution solved the problem.
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