Firefox – DisableBackspaceNavigation

Today’s post combines Firefox zealotry and helping Jools (win – win ). Firefox users out there who write stuff in text input boxes (bloggers) will have on occasion flipped over to another screen to check something (spelling? address? name of the band) and then flipped back to the screen where the last hour of entry has been going on and then hit the backspace key to make the correction and it all vanishes.

The reason is that in IE and Firefox, if you aren’t in a text field, the Backspace key takes you back to the previous page and while we can’t do much about it in IE, Firefox does have a solution.

Yes you guessed it, there’s an extension called DisableBackspaceNavigation which (funnily enough) Disables the Backspace key’s back navigation function.

Cool huh?

Oh ? What’s that? How do you go back a page? Alt Left Arrow should do it quite nicely and yes, Alt Right Arrow Moves you forward a page.

Now to answer the trickier question, “How do you find if there is a Firefox extension that does…”

eConsultant does it again, (we mentioned them back in May) have a site that will answer that very question.

It’s called I want a Firefox Extension to … 200+ common problems solved

So if you want to say Block Pop up Advertising there is a section called

I want to …

1. block ads on webpages : Adblock
2. block ads on webpages : Adblock Plus
3. automatically update adblocker filters : Adblock Filterset.G Updater
4. block Flash ads/content : Flashblock

You click on the one that is closest to what you want and it takes you to the site where you can download and install it.

Really, really handy and growing daily.

One Reply to “Firefox – DisableBackspaceNavigation”

  1. Corrections made.

    The reason is that in IE and Firefox, if you aren’t in a text field, the Backspace key takes you back to the previous page and while we can’t do much about it in IE, Firefox does have a solution.

    Yes you guessed it, there’s an extension called DisableBackspaceNavigation which (funnily enough) Disables the Backspace key’s back navigation function.

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