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Retrieving Lost Text Accidentally Deleted When Using Back Space Key

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While writing a lengthy text reply in a response to a FB group page article, hit the backspace button twice and ended up going back two web pages instead. Lost the whole thing when forwarding back to where I was working. Where can I find the temp files to retrieve the work?

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I'm afraid that that text is lost and can't be retrieved.

You can disable that backspace action to prevent it happening again by setting the browser.backspace_action pref on the about:config page to 2.

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Thank you for your quick response, unfortunately it is not the one I would have liked to have heard. Could there be any other temp files lurking elsewhere on the system, that could be retrieved?