Backspace goes back a page in IE (option to disable back button navigation)

Confirmed Issue #638996

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Created
Jul 22, 2014
Privacy
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Reported by 7 people

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Steps to reproduce

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Repro Steps:

Deselect a text field by switching to a new window or clicking a checkbox, then hit backspace

Expected Results:

Backspace deletes characters in a leftward motion, one at a time, not entire blog posts! Nor should it send the browser back a few pages.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Rico M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rico M.” to “Ben P.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Title from “Feature Request | Surface: [IE 11] Backspace goes back a page in IE (option to disable back button navigation)” to “Backspace goes back a page in IE (option to disable back button navigation)”

      Changed Title from “Backspace goes back a page in IE (option to disable back button navigation)” to “Backspace goes back a page in IE (option to disable back button navigation)”

      Changed Assigned To from “Ben P.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Confirmed”

    • Agreed, with the changes to Chrome that disallow this, it seems more than type to provide this as a option.

    • This antifeature is outmoded and unhelpful to most. Please provide an option to disable the backspace navigation. Or, better yet, disable it and provide an advanced option to re-enable it.

    • This is the worst possible behavior to have bound to a key used A LOT in typing. I managed to back out of this comment once already by accident because of it. It happens at least once a day to me. This needs to stop. Bind it to a key combo like alt + left arrow so it can’t accidentally affect my work. Stop the madness.

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