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>At the time, Mozilla engineers argued that many users who press the Backspace key don't always mean to navigate to the previous page (the equivalent of pressing the Back button).
How do they know?
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>>81049813
Don't care install brave
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Because they're making a browser for fucking retards now and retards do that all the time.
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Stunning and brave from Mozilla
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>How do they know?
Jee I wonder.
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>>81049813
who the fuck uses backspace to go back lol
maybe change it to shift-backspace or alt-backspace to keep those two (2) people happy
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>>81049813
if you need it you can re-enable it in about:config
>>81049817
>don't care install a chrome knockoff that whitelists facebook & google trackers, inserts amazon referral links and spies on you
ok
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>>81049813
Through the bot browser.
desu, claims from users who are bothered by the function.
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Maybe I'm just a dumb zoomer but I've almost never deliberately used it to go back, it's only server to clear what I'm typing and make me restart
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>>81049813
good
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>>81049813
>Not using Gesturefy
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>>81049813
I use qutebrowser
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>>81049813
>yes I love having my online forms accidentally deleted when I'm trying to erase a word, how could you tell?
Alt + arrows are better and I always use them.
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>>81049890
this, Ive always hated the feature
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>>81049836
Actually Alt+left does this and there's a key that goes back on some keyboards (prolly emulates mouse side button)
>>81049813
Analyze
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>>81049813
they're making the most minimilistic, most unusable browser.
That's their goal. Leave them to it.
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>>81049890
I've been using backspace to go back for 25 years and have literally never lost any information that way. Once again something is changed to accomodate you drooling, braindead zoomers who can't even manage to operate a keyboard without proper supervision.
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>>81049844
Still better than a bloated browser that’s well past its prime, bleeding what little goodwill remained like a musket wound while it spies on you just like every piece of software you download.
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Why all this shit is still not completely delegated to key settings and taken out of the greasy hands of "UX analytics"?
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>>81049918
>firefox
>minimalistic
big doubt about that my dude
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>>81049919
>everyone I don't like is a zoomer
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>>81049947
Because of existence of people like >>81049919
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>>81049962
How many times did you accidentally navigate away from the page typing that post?
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>>81049922
>still better than a bloated browser
as if chromium is less bloated? what a retarded statement
> well past its prime
works fine for me
>while it spies on you
i have disabled telemetry (and other gay shit like pocket) using group policy and user.js
even a monkey could figure that one out
also, using a chromium browser means you're still supporting google
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>>81049979
1 time is too many
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not using one of the mouse buttons to go back
you're NGMI
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>>81049968
Ability to set up your prefs exactly as you want them would make such discussions meaningless
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>>81049813
it has been disabled by default on linux for god knows how long
are you a windows/mac user, OP?
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>>81049813
>chrome removes this feature
>switch to firefox
>firefox also removes this feature
now what?
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>>81049919
>this use-case never happened to me so that means we shouldn't allow users to easily customize their shortcut preferences. i'm very much afraid of change.
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Should be something like a toggle, but yeah. I lost quite a few long posts here due to that stupid thing. I never use it because I'm on a desktop and I use a thing called a mouse.
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>>81050089
>I use a thing called a mouse
learn to use ALT + Arrows, retard
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>>81050135
Yeah, like I should use two hands when I can use just one and press a fucking button.
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>>81050083
>I'm a fucking dumbass so we should change this standard established decades ago and greedily throat more Jewgle cock nom nom nom
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>>81049813
because not having a modal interface everywhere with a separate mode for text entering was a grave mistake.
t. vim user
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>>81050153
>I'm a fucking dumbass so we should not give users the ability to dictate their own standards and greedily throat more Jewgle cock nom nom nom
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>>81049813
>about:config->browser.backspace_action=0

Problem solved. I thought it wasn't working due to a Windows update.

Thanks, OP.
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>>81050142
you have no idea how comfortable those shortcuts are on a laptop
on a desktop i use them out of habit
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>right-click on page > back/front/refresh/bookmark
imagine using the kbd for something that simple
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>>81050181
Good for you, I just use mouse4 since that's what mice with more than 3 buttons are designed for.
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>>81049844
>if you need it you can re-enable it in about:config
Until they inevitably remove the setting a year later, like they have other ones.
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>>81050216
Is there any list of settings they removed or aren't working anymore?
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>>81050077
now you get used to it
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>>81050222
Hard to find anything with a quick check when all top results are about how they removed about:config itself from the android build last year.
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>>81050255
>removed about:config itself from the android build last year
yeah that was what made me switch to bromite
but there's a fork of firefox on f-droid called fennec which has about:config enabled
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>>81049813
>Firefox
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>>81049813
many many complaints
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>>81050279
bromite doesn't have about:config either so how does that solve your problem? or did you do it out of spite
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>>81050317
>bromite doesn't have about:config
yes but its defaults are quite good and it comes hardened out of the box
firefox does not but by putting work into configuring it you get a superior & private browsing experience, once that's taken away, what's the point?
certainly not the speed as while on desktop it's about the same, on mobile it's laughably bad
>how does that solve your problem
it does not. internet browsers are still shit
>did you do it out of spite
no, i don't care about the /pol/ trannyposting
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>>81049813
Huh? Backspace wasn't the "back" key for a very long time. At least on the Linux version of Firefox.

>>81049836
I used it because it was the de facto back key for software in windows XP era. Most people use keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicks once they learn the shortcut and use it a few times. And it's difficult to change a habit until you're forced to.
>maybe change it
Alt+LeftArrow is the current de facto "back" shortcut.
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>>81050135
thank you something new
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>>81049817
Why would I install Chrome?
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>>81050177
You always had the ability to disable it if you didn't like it, you tech-illiterate retard. You're a great example of the kind of drooling moron this change is aimed at.
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As long as they don't stop Esc from acting as Stop.
So many shitty redirects can be stopped by hitting Esc a few times so you catch it before the redirect takes you away from the page.
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Did I really travel back in time to when this was happening years ago again?
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>>81049836
I use (Shift + ) Backspace to go back (forward) all the time, when I only have one hand free and never in my God dammed life have I ever accidentally when back while typing something.
Mozilla, yet again, "finding" new problems to solve.
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Just get ungoogled chromium
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>>81050985
>Esc as Stop
didn't know that before, thanks anon
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Actually a good change from them for once.
I already have 3 ways to go back
>alt + left
>fn + pgup (above the left key)
>click the back button with the mouse

That backspace bullshit always takes me off a page when I'm typing somethign crucial. Cancerous feature.
Doesn't make up for all the other poz that Pozilla is doing
>cracking down on free speech
>expanding trannybar
>disconnected floating tabs
But it's something at least.
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Why can't I move between tabs by using ctrl + side mouse buttons instead of ctrl + tab and ctrl through nums mmm mmm??? When will they become enlightened? Why aren't you all rioting about it?
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>>81051058
Just get unchromed googlium
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Is this some kind of stealth advertising thread for a dead browser?
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>>81049813
>firefox
Who?



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