Google Restores Backspace Functionality To Chrome With an Add-on

In May, Google upset many users when it announced it was going to stop the backspace button from also functioning as the back button. If you’re among the ones who felt let down by company’s decision, there is something you can do about it now. Alan Buckingham, writing for BetaNews: If you don’t want to go to the effort of moving your mouse pointer to the back arrow at the left of the address bar to go back to the previous site, you can now install the new Go Back With Backspace add-on. The official description reads, “Go back with the backspace button! This extension re-enables the backspace key as a back navigation button — except if you’re writing text”. The reason given for all of this, according to Google, is “many people lost their progress while working online by accidentally pressing backspace and leaving a page — so we removed the feature from Chrome, and created this extension for those who prefer the old behavior”.


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