Steps to reproduce
Deselect a text field by switching to a new window or clicking a checkbox, then hit backspace
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.
Dev Channel specific:
Comments and activity
- 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.