Windows 10: why does backspace take you back to the previous page?

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  1.    08 Jun 2015 #11

    i thought Edge/Spartan is backwards compatible I have issues here too with it now and then and it does some weird autoreloads when the reply / scrolling gets stuck
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       08 Jun 2015 #12

    LOL! All these years I never knew the Backspace key does that. I've always used Ctrl + back or forward arrow keys to navigate.
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  3.    08 Jun 2015 #13

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    LOL! All these years I never knew the Backspace key does that. I've always used Ctrl + back or forward arrow keys to navigate.
    Yupper. I learned something new as well.
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       08 Jun 2015 #14

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Yupper. I learned something new as well.
    Well, I guess we never mistakenly hit the back key to find out now did we?

    In fact, I don't remember ever seeing it on a combo keys list.
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       08 Jun 2015 #15

    It also works on Mac OS X in Firefox and SeaMonkey.
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       08 Jun 2015 #16

    You can disable it in Firefox, (about:config), but I have no clue how to disable it in Spartan!

    browser.backspace_action [Integer] - Determines what the Backspace key does in Firefox. The default value of 0 in Windows means that pressing Backspace on a web page will take you back a page; if set to 1, you will scroll up the page when Backspace is pressed; if set to 2 or above, pressing Backspace on a page will have no impact. This preference does not apply to pressing the Backspace key in any text box on a page.

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       08 Jun 2015 #17

    Yes, the link earlier in this thread stated that there is no was of disabling it in IE, so spartan is probably similar.
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