Firefox: Set Backspace Key to Go Back To Previous Page

By Xah Lee. Date:

This page shows you how to set ⌫ Backspace key to go back to previous page.

firefox set backspace key 2015-08-02
Firefox set backspace key

In the URL bar, type about:config

Then, set browser.backspace_action to 0.

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0⌫ Backspace = goto previous visited site/page.
1⌫ Backspace = scroll up a page, and 【Shift+⌫ Backspace】 = scroll down.
2Don't do anything special. (default on Linux Firefox)