It was with disbelief that I noticed Chromium has decided to remove backspace to navigate back in browser history, a shortcut which has been established almost universally across all browsers for decades.

This really, really irritates me as I navigate 'back' probably hundreds of times a day and backspace is by far the quickest way to do it.

I'm aware there are other options such as clicking the back button, Right click-> Back or Alt+Left, but all seem a little awkward for something as simple as going back.

Is there any way to enable the shortcut? Preferably without an extension?

  • They are working on getting a addon to fix it you can read about this Here for an alternate you could use this extension to make an easier backspace. Until the fix is rolled out. Jun 1, 2016 at 4:45
  • And I thought I despised Google before.. I can't believe they didn't offer an option
    – James Haug
    Jul 21, 2016 at 16:28