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backspace in firefox on ubuntu

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Since I’ve installed Ubuntu on my laptop I’m happy with the overall system performance and the very good usability. But one thing drove me crazy – The backspace key didn’t work in Firefox :(

You might think that’s no big deal, but it really is – try to search on google without the ability to go back to the search results by pressing the backspace key…

…so I’ve searched for a solution and found it pretty fast:

  1. Go to ‘about:config‘ in Firefox
  2. change the value ‘browser.backspace_action’ to ’0′

So, this little bug in the default configuration of the Firefox browser on ubuntu cost me 5 minutes…
…If you would count all the minutes from all users that are trying/using Firefox it would be a really big amount of wasted time :(

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