Backspace in Firefox and Linux

Published on 16 November 2011

Anyone who is used to firefox under windows (and probably mac) is also used to the backspace key. under windows, firefox will go one page backwards if you hit backspace.

Under Linux if you hit backspace, there happens... nothing. Which is disgusting.

I found a website (german) which describes how to change the behavior:

  1. Type in your adress bar: "about:config"
  2. Confirm the warning:
  3. Search for "Backspace":
  4. Alter "browser.backspace_action" by double click from "2" to "0":
  5. Confirm You are done, your backspace is working again.