The problem of the backspace key acting as Back button in Google Chrome might go away

Backspace key acts as Back button in Google Chrome
Backspace key acts as Back button in Google Chrome

Does the backspace key on your keyboard often work as the Back button of your browser? You must have come across this nagging problem in Google Chrome sometimes: when you hit the backspace key on your keyboard, you are taken to the previous page instead of deleting what you want to delete. This can turn out to be a frustrating experience. The backspace key on your keyboard, when you’re working in Google Chrome begins to act as the Back button of the browser.

There you are, editing one of the form fields. Then you want to delete something by pressing the backspace key of your keyboard. But instead of deleting the matter in the form field, your Google Chrome browser takes you to the previous page and sometimes you lose whatever you have written in the form field. The backspace key turns into the Back button.

In fact, this problem doesn’t surface just in Google Chrome. It is there in all the browsers. The problem is there in Firefox, Internet Explorer and even in the Safari browser. The backspace key on your keyboard begins to act as the Back button of your browser.

With the new release of Google Chrome, this problem has been done away with, although many people don’t take it as a problem. Now, when you press the backspace key on your keyboard, it doesn’t act as the Back button of your browser. Instead, in order to use the backspace key to act as the Back button of your browser, you need to use the keyboard combination of ALT+ Backspace.

In reality this is not a problem. As mentioned above, almost every browser gives you this keyboard shortcut that when you press the backspace key it acts as the Back button of your browser. So it is a well-established keyboard shortcut. Fortunately, Google Chrome has decided to do away with this.

About Amrit Hallan
Amrit Hallan is the founder of TechBakBak.com. He writes about technology not because "he loves to write about technology", he actually believes that it makes the world a better place. On Twitter you can follow him at @amrithallan

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