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Backspace Key Works the Same in Linux Chrome as on Windows Version

We all know a web browser works the same way on all operating systems (OS), for example, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc. have the same performance on both Windows and Linux, however, the backspace key is an exception. Pressing the backspace key in Chrome of Windows version would go back to the previous page of a web page tab that is being viewed, but it was not the case on Linux operating systems, such as Ubuntu.

The possible reason may be the backspace key of Linux has some other function, that is why extensions of Chrome and Firefox are created to make the key has the same function on Linux as that of Windows, it should not be like that, why not have the same user habit?

It has been changed now. Using the latest Chrome browser on Linux, you can use the backspace key to go back to the previous web page of a tab history, and shift+backspace to go forward a next page of the browser history. It is quite convenience for those guys who like controlling computer using keyboard shortcuts.

Does it mean Google is the real promoter of Linux operating system? at least Google is making effort to implement a same user experience on different OS. That is great!

Chrome made an update, how about Firefox? I hope Firefox will also make a change on this issue as soon as possible.

Tips: it is also possible to use Alt+Right/Left arrow to achieve the same effect as Backspace and Shift+Backspace do, no matter on Windows or Linux.

一句话:现在Linux版Chrome浏览器中也可以用Backspace键/Shift+Backspace键实现网页浏览时的后退/前进功能。

Some Keys Do not Work in Firefox

Recently, I find the PageDown and PageUp keys do not work in my Firefox 3.6 (both Linux and M$ editions), I used to use them to navigate webpages. I have done Google research, but without any effect.

Did anyone encounter this kind of problem? please kindly leave a comment and show how to solve the problem, many thanks to you!

Update: The solution is pretty easy: Just hit the key F7, it should work. Sounds very simple and easy!