Thanks for posting. The navigation buttons will be active if pages/links are opened "in same view". This means that if pages/links are opened in a new tab or in a new window, the navigation buttons will be greyed out. This is because there will be no page to go forward or backward to. If you go to the upper menu and click VoodooPad > Preferences and click on the Tabs button, what does the dropdown menu next to "Clicking a link opens" say?