Archive for June, 2011

Firefox backspace issue on Linux

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I switched to running Linux on my laptop (Mepis, a Debian Linux), and I’ve been very happy with it, but there was a small annoying problem with Firefox that bugged me. The backspace key would not go back to the previous page the way I was used to. I finally broke down (it only took a year) and searched for a fix, and I found it. I’m so happy, that I’m repeating it here, for no real reason other than I am bored.

For the record, I found it HERE and it looks to have been an issue from at least 2006.

“Type “about:config” in the address bar of Firefox and press Enter.
`Filter` for ‘browser.backspace_action’ and change its value to 0 (zero).”