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Backspace in Google Chrome not "back to last page"?

Backspace in Google Chrome not "back to last page"?

In the beta version of Chrome on the Mac Backspace is not working as 'back' as in virtually any other browser. It just does nothing. Is there a way to activate that or is that a known but still unresolved bug?

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Guest [Entry]

It really is a bug. See this issue in their bug tracker.
Guest [Entry]

I can tell you that in the current version of Chrome on windows the Backspace works fine (I never knew about that binding, by the way). So I'd assume this is just a bug in the beta.
Guest [Entry]

"http://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/aeffggjddcchloadflonilaahpclmbnm

An extension for Chrome that brings back Backspace-Keybinding for history navigation (at least on Linux)"
Guest [Entry]

"Using backspace as a back button is stupid, especially on a Mac where it's a delete key. A fix for this is:

BackspaceMeansBackspace

A sensible extension for Google Chrome.
Prevents the Backspace key from triggering the browser Back action."
Guest [Entry]

The Linux version of Chromium has the same issue, but you can always use Alt+⇦ to go back and Alt+⇨ to move forward in the navigation history.