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using the backspace bar instead of the back button

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One of the beauties of firefox has long been that I could use the backspace bar instead of the back button to return to the previous page when browsing. Somewhere in the last updates this wonderful functionality was lost. Is there anyway I can restore this? I'm suffering from Parkinson's Disease which oftentimes makes controlling my mouse nearly impossible.

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Hi,

To prevent user data loss when filling out forms, we’ve disabled the Backspace key as a navigation shortcut for the back navigation button. To re-enable the Backspace keyboard shortcut, you can change the about:config preference browser.backspace_action to 0. You can also use the recommended Alt + Left arrow (Command + Left arrow on Mac) shortcut instead.


  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press the Enter key.
    • The about:config warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.
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Hi,

To prevent user data loss when filling out forms, we’ve disabled the Backspace key as a navigation shortcut for the back navigation button. To re-enable the Backspace keyboard shortcut, you can change the about:config preference browser.backspace_action to 0. You can also use the recommended Alt + Left arrow (Command + Left arrow on Mac) shortcut instead.


  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press the Enter key.
    • The about:config warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.

Modified by TyDraniu

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Thx Ty! Owe you your bodyweight in beer! Works like a treat

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