The BACKSPACE, DELETE, and TAB keys do not work in a customized Explorer Bar in Windows Internet Explorer 8

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SYMPTOMS

You create a customized Explorer Bar in Windows Internet Explorer 8 by following the steps in the following MSDN Web site:
How to add Browser Bars

In the Explorer Bar, you press the BACKSPACE, DELETE or TAB keys in a text box. However, you find that these keys do not work.

Note This issue does not occur when you use the default Explorer Bars, such as the History bar or the Discuss bar.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Internet Explorer 8 drops some event handlers. Therefore, some keystrokes are not handled correctly in a customized Explorer Bar.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 978207 (MS10-002). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
978207 MS10-002: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

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Article ID: 979664 - Last Review: January 22, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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