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Changing the setting where delete button take you back a page

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How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I had?

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You probably mean the Backspace key, whose primary function is to delete a character left of the cursor (in left-to-right mode), the Delete key deletes right of the cursor (or at cursor in a command-line interface). This thread will help you:

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You can set browser.backspace_action = 2 on the about:config page to disable the backspace action.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

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What is the = number to set browser.backspace_action = to to turn this ON? I love the easy one-key page-back shortcut, and it has suddenly stopped working with today's update! :-(

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That should be browser.backspace_action = 0

See comment 56:

  • Bug 1041377 - Disable Backspace as a shortcut for navigating back in history [87]

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