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Google Chrome - Backspace key no longer navigates Back

Aug. 24, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

FFS, Google has disabled this fundamental and super-convenient browswer behaviour standard.

If this annoys anyone else as much as it annoys me, please report it to Google and give them shit. There is a feedback feature built in: from the menu, select Help [HTML_REMOVED] Report an Issue.

Aug. 24, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Posts: 3544
Joined: May 23, 2006

You've entered the twilight zone………

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Aug. 24, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Posts: 1209
Joined: May 4, 2006

Alt + Left arrow works for me….

Aug. 24, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

Alt + Left arrow works for me….

Sure, there are workarounds. But thats not the point.

I am not feeling any outrage here. Very disappointed.

Aug. 24, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
Posts: 704
Joined: March 15, 2004

this drove me nuts too!'

this fixed it good:idea:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/go-back-with-backspace/eekailopagacbcdloonjhbiecobagjci?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog

Aug. 25, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

this drove me nuts too!'

this fixed it good:idea:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/go-back-with-backspace/eekailopagacbcdloonjhbiecobagjci?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog

Thanks Super! I'd rep you if I had any clue as to how that whole system works.

Aug. 25, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Posts: 1668
Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

My Logitech mouse has a scroll wheel that can be pushed left [HTML_REMOVED] right and behaves like the Forward and Back navigation buttons. Super convenient.

Aug. 25, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Posts: 1446
Joined: Feb. 17, 2009

I'm in the other camp. I've had a few instances where I was filling in an online form and hit backspace to erase text only to have it go back a page.

Good riddance backspace = pack page.

Hello Alt + [HTML_REMOVED]-


"I know that heroes ride bicycles" - Joe Biden

Aug. 25, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Posts: 1668
Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

I'm in the other camp. I've had a few instances where I was filling in an online form and hit backspace to erase text only to have it go back a page.

That is their justification for making the change.

Google explains that 0.04 percent of page views are currently triggered by going back with the backspace button. In addition, 0.005 percent of page views are from people using the backspace key after a form interaction. "Years of user complaints have been enough that we think it's the right choice to change this given the degree of pain users feel by losing their data, and because every platform has another keyboard combination that navigates back."

They almost immediately released that extension to placate die hard Backspace users, so everyone should be happy now. :rave:

Aug. 26, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Posts: 3739
Joined: Aug. 22, 2005

Safari brings up a favorites pop-up every time my cursor goes near the left side of the browser. Worst feature ever and guess what, it can't be turned off.

Aug. 26, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Posts: 33665
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

FFS, Google has disabled this fundamental and super-convenient browswer behaviour standard.

If this annoys anyone else as much as it annoys me, please report it to Google and give them shit. There is a feedback feature built in: from the menu, select Help [HTML_REMOVED] Report an Issue.

Ask for your money back.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Aug. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

Ask for your money back.

yes, Chrome is "free", but in return for using google search and gmail and the browser in general I pay Google back in spades with my personal information which they sell on down the road…

anyway, that extension works great. back to backspacing to go back, as God intended.

Aug. 27, 2016, 2:59 a.m.
Posts: 2279
Joined: April 2, 2005

3 fingers swipe to the left = back. who in the world uses the backkey for that?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKYQ5ibxslI

MTB-Freeride.TV

Aug. 27, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

Touch screens are for children and the infirm.

Aug. 27, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Posts: 2279
Joined: April 2, 2005

Touch screens are for children and the infirm.

touchpad, not screen

MTB-Freeride.TV

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