Go Back With Backspace
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Go Back With Backspace

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Overview

Re-enables the backspace key as a back navigation button (except when writing text).

Go back with the backspace button! This extension re-enables the backspace key as a back navigation button -- except if you're writing text. What's New in 3.0: ================== * Updated to Manifest V3. Before Chrome 52, the backspace key navigated back (if you weren't writing text). Many people lost their progress while working online by accidentally pressing backspace and leaving a page -- so we removed the feature from Chrome, and created this extension for those who prefer the old behavior. This extension can't restore backspace on certain special pages, for example any of the "chrome://" pages such as Settings or Extensions. About the requested permissions: "Read and modify all your data": In order to capture backspace on every page, the extension needs to install a little piece of code on each one. It does nothing else with the page, its information, or your typing. "Manage your apps, extensions, and themes": This lets the extension detect when it has been re-enabled and install its code into tabs that are already open then. The extension's source code can be viewed at https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/extensions-by-google/+/master/go-back-with-backspace/ By installing this item, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

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WilliamApr 30, 2024

Title got me here backspace got me outta here

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Dan RulloApr 25, 2024

I'm glad to see this functionality restored, but as others have mentioned, it's pretty ridiculous that it has to be restored via an extension. I never understood the removal of the backspace feature, which had been present in every browser for YEARS before Google decided it was somehow potentially problematic. While I do physically have two arms & hands, I identify as a one-armed individual (OAI+) and as such, I find the modern replacement for [Backspace] functionality ([Alt]+[Left]) to be ... Show more

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Matthew JohnsonApr 24, 2024

Very handy extension. Works seamlessly and has useful options to tailor the experience

Details

  • Version
    3.0
  • Updated
    November 21, 2023
  • Size
    21.89KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    gobackwithbackspace@google.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data. To learn more, see the developer’s privacy policy.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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