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.