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Same as title but with sweet feature :

How could I configure firefox to go to previous page like IE does when I hit Backspace?


Right-now, I'm using Firefox on Linux (Fedora13) :

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101027 Fedora/3.6.12-1.fc13 Firefox/3.6.12

But on my laptop (Windows-7 home edition) I remembered that it doesn't work too. I'll retry it later...

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Hmmm... Works for me, and as far as I know I did not change anything in the configuration to make Backspace do that. – MetalMikester Nov 20 '10 at 0:14
It's the default setting in Firefox. Just go to a site and make sure that the text cursor isn't active and press backspace. If it doesn't work, ty setting keyboard shortcuts to default. – AndrejaKo Nov 20 '10 at 0:20
@Ignacio Thank you very much! – Luc M Nov 20 '10 at 0:35
up vote 3 down vote accepted

See How can I disable the Backspace button's “Go Back” functionality in Firefox? to revert this, like by setting Browser.backspace_action.

(Note though that it can be very annoying if you're editing text but Firefox doesn't recognize that, and discards your edits... Alternatively, get used to a safer way to go back, like by pressing Alt-Left Arrow.)

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