Get the Backspace button back in Google Chrome browser

Keyboard shortcuts are something we fall in love with and in such cases if our favorite shortcut is discontinued it is but obvious for us to feel its absence. Something similar happened when Chrome browser stopped allowing the users to go back a page by pressing the backspace key. This update disappointed many people.

Go back with space chrome

Backspace button back in Chrome

If you are one of those people who miss the backspace key functionality, cheer up as a Chrome extension released by Google.com promises to fix the problem once and forever. The extension called “Go back with space” has been garnering a lot of attention lately as it would let Chrome users get back the previous functionality.

Go back with space is an extension for Chrome browser, released by Google.com, that lets users to go back a page by pressing the backspace key.

The description says “Many people lost their progress while working online by accidentally pressing backspace and leaving a page,” and further added “So we removed the feature from Chrome and created this extension for those who prefer the old behavior”.

It seems fair enough as this extension will allow Google Chrome browsers to retain the old behavior while those who didn’t like can simply move on. A brief history on the “backspace to go back” reveals that the feature didn’t exist in the earlier web browsers including Netscape Navigator. However, the feature seems to have made its mark starting from the Windows Explorer in 1995.

In order to enable the option all, you need to do is head over to this link and download the Chrome extension. Once installed the options will simply start working, in case you decide against the same all you need to do is uninstall the Chrome extension and you are done. Google has always believed that extensions are better than actually adding to the browser and it is most likely that the company will not flag off this Chrome extension.

The bottom-line if you loved the “Go back with space” feature and wanted it back badly, here is your chance. On the contrary, if it is this very feature that has troubled your workflow in the past, it’s just good riddance.

Go back with space Chrome extension

Go get it here for your Chrome browser.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.