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Usually when an input is focused the Backspace key doesn't executes the browser's history back function.

But it began to happen in the compose input field of Outlook Web Access when using Google Chrome 7.0.517 in Windows 7

How to prevent this?

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Is your question How to stop this? Or Why does this happen? – Joe Taylor Nov 17 '10 at 13:24
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Try this extension for Chrome: BackspaceMeansBackspace - 1.2

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I was just about to post a similar question, although mine included Firefox as well: How to stop the backspace key from sending a "back" command in a web browser. This is easier than remapping keys, and it works fine under Win7! Thanks, @Sahil. – neilfein Nov 18 '10 at 13:58

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