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    Backspace Key got disabled in Mozilla Firefox Browser in Windows 7

    I have Mozilla Firefox Browser in my Windows 7 System. I opened it and found that there is no backspace button. It got disabled. I need to get it back. Please, anyone help me in solving the problem. Thank you.



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    Re: Backspace Key got disabled in Mozilla Firefox Browser in Windows 7

    Solution
    STEP 1: Open Mozilla Firefox Browser.
    STEP 2: Type about:config in the address bar, hit Enter.
    STEP 3: It asks for confirmation.
    STEP 4: Click on I'll be careful, I promise!.
    STEP 5: In the Filter box, type backspace.
    STEP 6: Look for the Key browser.backspace_action.
    STEP 7: Change the value of browser.backspace_action to 1.
    STEP 8: Apply the changes, your problem is solved.
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    Re: Backspace Key got disabled in Mozilla Firefox Browser in Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have Mozilla Firefox Browser in my Windows 7 System. I opened it and found that there is no backspace button. It got disabled. I need to get it back. Please, anyone help me in solving the problem. Thank you.
    HELLO DEAR,


    IF YOU FOUND THAT YOUR BACK SPACE KEY DOES NOT WORK OR IS DISABLED IN MOZILLA FIRE FOX IN WINDOW 7 OPERATING SYSTEM THEN DEAR YOU MUST SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BY EDITING THE CONFIGURATION OF THE WEB EXPLORER.
    AND HOW TO CONFIGURE IT IS EXPLAINED BELOW.

    >> Open your Mozilla Firefox.
    >> Write about:config in the address bar of the explorer and press enter.


    >> It will display you a warning message.
    >> Click on I promise i will be careful.

    firefox-about-config.jpg
    >> In the filter box type backspace.
    >> Now you have to find the key browser.backspace_action.

    mozilla_firefox_about_config.jpg
    >> Change it's value to 1.
    >> Now apply the changes that you have made.

    AND YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED.

    GOOD LUCK,

    >>

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    Re: Backspace Key got disabled in Mozilla Firefox Browser in Windows 7

    In Mozilla Firefox, if you press "Backspace" key it works like the Back button and goes back to the previous page you visited.
    Although its a useful feature, some people find it quite annoying for following reasons:

    1.
    Sometimes people press Backspace key to remove typed characters from addressbar or from a text field but the field doesn't get activated and the browser goes back to the previous page in history.

    If you also find it irritating and want to disable or customize behavior of "Backspace" key in Mozilla Firefox, this tutorial will help you.

    1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.
    2. Now type backspace in the Filter box and look for following key:

    browser.backspace_action

    3. The entry "browser.backspace_action" would be set to 0. You can change its value to any of following based upon your requirements:
    1 - To change its action to scroll up in a page. You can use "Shift+Backspace" to scroll down.
    2 - To disable it.

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