How to Fix Firefox Backspace in Ubuntu

As a computer nerd, I’ve used a number of operating systems for a number of reasons. One of my favourite Linux operating systems is Ubuntu. I like it for its ease of use, its great UI and a number of smaller reasons that are too numerous to list.

One of the things I hate about most Linux OS’s is the fact that the backspace button is used to go up in any documents. Now, I know I’m just used to the Windows way of things but I find it one of the biggest nuisances when moving to a new operating system.

Below are a few steps on how to fix Firefox in Ubuntu (and probably other operating systems) to get the backspace button to go back in history instead of going up the page.

  1. Type about:config into your browser
  2. Find browser.backspace_action
  3. Change the value from 2 (or any other number) to 0

Once you’ve done the steps above, your browser will now function like it would in Windows with the backspace button going back in history instead of up the page.

If you have any other tips or tricks for us, please feel free to post them in the comment section.

Procrastination Tip: Taking a Break

Like the name of this blog, developers often procrastinate when it comes to different aspects of their profession. I know a lot of developers (myself included) that’ll start side-projects and then abandon them a week or two after they have started. They aren’t bad developers, or even lazy ones, they are just developers that procrastinate to the point of project stagnation.

When you find procrastination starting to hit you and your projects there’s a number of things you can do. One of them is to find someone who will hold you accountable for your projects. Another is to simply take a break. Continue reading Procrastination Tip: Taking a Break

How to Reply to an Email

This morning I followed my usual schedule. I woke up, fired up my laptop, checked my blogs for any new comments, checked my feeds for any new posts and then opened my email client. As I was wading through the many emails (I have five different emails that I go through) I came across this email from a blog that I commented on yesterday:

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Procrastination Tip: Accountability

Procrastination is something everyone has to deal with at least once in their lives. For me it often occurs when I’m trying to write a new application, doing things I don’t want to or something complex or time-consuming. Everyone has their own ways of dealing with procrastination but I’ve found one thing that really helps, accountability.

Throughout this blog I’m going to be posting numerous tips on procrastination. This is the first in the series.

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