Backspace Should Go Back

Backspace Should Go Back

Restores Backspace key to take you back to the previous page feature.

Backspace Should Go Back
What is Backspace Should Go Back?
Backspace Should Go Back is a Chrome extension that restores the functionality of the backspace key to navigate back to the previous page, excluding text input fields.
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-01-20
Users: 2,164+
Rating: 5.00 (4)
Version: 1.2.5 (Last updated: 2020-12-20)
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 273.41K
Price: Free
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Go back with the backspace key! This extension restores the backspace key as a back navigation button except if you're writing text.

Before Chrome 52, the backspace key navigated back (if you weren't writing text). This extension brings it back!

Options page feature: The two lists of URLs in the options now accept '' as a wildcard for the end portion of any path. For example, entering '' will match any "https" page on (including itself), and '*' will match any page within that path on that site.

This extension can't restore backspace on certain special pages, for example, any of the "chrome://" pages such as Settings or Extensions.

Just install it and you can use your backspace button like before.

User reviews
Backspace Should Go Back... And Now It Is :D
by TB0Y298 TB0Y298, 2020-12-13

by 영서 영서, 2020-12-13

nice for me
by 강훈, 2020-11-28
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Risk impact

Backspace Should Go Back is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Backspace Should Go Back if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Backspace Should Go Back may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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