backspace in web browser

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bndoarn, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    i've used PC all my life but i'm switching to a Mac hopefully by the end of this year so i've been searching the internet looking at the minor differences (i.e. alt on windows is cmd on a mac) but there's one thing i was wondering about but i can't find it. in windows, when you're in the web browser and not typing anything, you can hit the backspace key and it functions as the back button. i used this keyboard shortcut a lot and i was just wondering if you can do this on a mac as well. thanks.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I think this is what you mean:

    cmd-[ for back
    cmd-] for forward

    If you have a multi-touch enabled MacBook/MacBook Pro, you can also use three-finger swipe left/right.

    For reference, the shortcuts are listed on the right side of menus - in this case, the "History" menu.
     
  4. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    actually, as long as no text box is selected hitting "delete" (which is backspace) will go back one page
     
  5. bndoarn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks
     

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