disturbing backspace key function

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Post Posted November 27th, 2015, 3:27 am

If I am typing a message to a seller on Ebay and I hit the backspace key, instead of erasing the previous letter
and moving the cursor to the left, it returns me to the previous page and destroys everything that I had
just typed in.

How do I prevent this?



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Post Posted November 27th, 2015, 4:56 am

Moving to Firefox Support.

Have you tried starting Firefox in Mozilla Safe Mode?
If no improvement using Safe Mode, do you have the same problem if you create a new profile and test it with no extensions or non-default themes installed?
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Post Posted November 27th, 2015, 7:15 am

If a better solution isn't found, you can disable the backspace back/forward function by changing
browser.backspace_action to 2 in about:config.


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Post Posted November 27th, 2015, 4:43 pm

// 3004: disable backspace
In About:config
user_pref("browser.backspace_action", 2);
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