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Old 07-28-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Anyone else really irritated that Google decided to remove the functionality of the Backspace key that lets people use it to go backwards in the browser? They apparently don't even give users the option to turn it on or off according to their preference. How is that customer service?
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Mine works.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, I have no idea what you are talking about. It works fine in Chrome (which is what I assume you mean by 'Google') and Firefox and Opera and IE and Edge.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Have you tried rebooting your computer?
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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So, you're trying to say that Google somehow has the power to remove the Backspace functionality in everyone's browsers?

How do you propose that they could accomplish such a thing?

Sounds like a case of PEBCAK to me...
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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It can be done via Javascript, but looks like a bit of work.

javascript - How can I prevent the backspace key from navigating back? - Stack Overflow
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think OP means the "feature" in Chrome that disallows using the backspace key on your keyboard to navigate back a page.

Google might remove Chrome's backspace navigation shortcut | The Verge
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Ah, I see more clearly now.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:05 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I noticed this recently in my Chromebook, which pops up a notification to use <ctrl>+<left arrow> to navigate backward. Personally, I'm in favor of this, because many is the time I've typed text into a field, had something shift the focus of the cursor onto the body of page and the Backspace key has navigated me onto a previous page, causing me to lose what I just typed.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yes, that does make sense now. Thanks for clearing that up Jaypee. I would be fine with moving it to a key combination because I've also done the same thing. Typed a bunch of text and accidentally lost it all because of a backspace.

Personally, I'd make it a setting you could change.
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