Saturday, September 10, 2016

Return of the Backspace Key in Google Chrome

If you use the Backspace key to go back a page in Google Chrome, you may have noticed that tapping the Backspace key no longer takes you to the previous web page you were visiting. For whatever unfathomable reason, Google chose to remove that keyboard shortcut in version 52 of Google Chrome. If that shortcut is something you use, you're in luck because there's an extension that will bring back that functionality. The extension is called Go Back With Backspace and you can download it from the Chrome Web Store. The extension re-enables the backspace key as a back navigation button (except when writing text) and is brought to you by Google. No, I've talked to Alphabet about this and I don't understand either. 

1 comment:

  1. Google doesn't seem to have reasons or be obligated to give them. Since their stuff is generally free they seem to keep stuff that is wildly successful and everything else is in the bubble.