Considering the pain many users feel, Google is working on revamping the Chrome browser, eliminating its most annoying features like cutting the keyboard shortcut which used to make the “backspace” key return to the previous page.
So many individuals used to have problems with this frustrating feature, for example, users would unintentionally lose a bundle of data which they had just put into a form.
Another instance is, in the event that you were filling out a study or other web frame and pressed the backspace key when you weren’t really engaged in one of the content boxes, what Chrome does is, it translates the backspace as a back button, and that makes you lose the majority of the information you had quite recently entered.
On the other hand, on behalf of Google’s engineers it has been stated that they, at last, have determined to dispose of the alternate route which users have been complaining about for a long time, and they also said that the number of individuals who dislike this feature outweighs those who liked it.
Furthermore, Google’s product manager, Tyler Odean also wrote that “We’re definitely aware of the frustration that this causes users who have come to rely on the shortcut, however, for users who *don’t* understand the behavior of the shortcut, which is the majority of users, the loss of data is also super frustrating and they are less equipped to understand or prevent their frustrations.”
A suggestion for the users who did like the shortcut: they can either change to using different ones (like the alt+left bolt on Windows, command+left bolt on Mac) or fix a Chrome extension that makes backspace go back again.
Most probably the change will take place at the end of July.