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Some of the important features of the Enable Backspace addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Enable Backspace.

In short, Enable Backspace is a lite addon that let you easily navigate to the previous page with just one button. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Enable Backspace

  • Has toolbar icon which serves as ON|OFF switch.

  • Toolbar button changes icon when it is active or inactive.

  • Click on the backspace button (on your keyboard) to navigate to the previous page.

  • Available for Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Enable Backspace addon?

    Enable Backspace is a lite addon that let you easily navigate to the previous page by clicking on the backspace button. Recently, in Google chrome and Opera browsers, this feature was removed. This addon helps you bring back this functionality to your browser. It has a toolbar icon which serves as ON|OFF switch. Once the addon is active toolbar icon color is dark grey. In the inactive state, icon color changes to light grey. Please note that, this addon does not have any options or settings page.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add it to your browser and start surfing the web. Whenever you press on the backspace button on your keyboard, the active tab will go to the previous page. It is important to note that, on editable areas within the page, pressing on the backspace button will only delete the characters and does NOT serves as the go-back button.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Enable Backspace?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How can I disable the addon?

    In order to disable the addon, please press on the toolbar button once. When the addon is inactive, toolbar icons color will turn to light grey. Pressing on the toolbar icon again, will change the addon state to active. If you want to permanently disable the addon, please head to extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button next to the extensions name.

  • 5. Is there a settings page available for this addon?

    No, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. There is only one button available in toolbar to activate or deactivate the addon.

  • 6. What happens when the mouse cursor is in an editable area?

    When your mouse cursor is in editable area, backspace button will function as normal. In other words it will delete characters from right to left (relative to the mouse cursor).

  • 7. Is this addon available for Firefox browser?

    In firefox, this feature is embedded in your browser by default and there is no need to install a separate addon. In chrome and opera browsers, backspace functionality was recently removed, so this addon can help you bring back this functionality again. It is very useful if you use the keyboard instead of the mouse more often.

  • 8. Can I add custom functions for other keyboard buttons?

    No, this addon is only designed for the backspace button. For other keyboard buttons, please use different addons.


Reporting Bugs

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