Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Andreas Lloyd lloydinho at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 11:41:46 BST 2006

Jan Claeys wrote:
> Not related to this specific package version, but it seems like this
> <https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/60995>
> usability bug isn't fixed yet.
> I think breaking an often-used shortcut with no good reason and no good
> alternative is rude to your users.

Actually, if you check the upstream bug report, you'll find that this is
the new intended behaviour for Firefox on Linux, apparently since it is
more consistent with the way that GNOME and KDE filebrowsers work, and
now they won't change it back.

But as far as I can see, it doesn't make any sense to make this change
as it will break consistency not only for all of those who are used to
Firefox's previous default behaviour (backspace = one page back in
session history), but also to all of those using Firefox or other
browsers on other platforms.

You can still change it back to the original default behaviour by
opening about:config and changing browser.backspace_action to 0. I
suggest that we edit this configuration to the original default in order
to keep consistency with basically all other browsers elsewhere. There
is no need to attempt to make FF work like a file browser when it is, in
fact, not.




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