Ubuntu – Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar


I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7.

Also I want the same thing while using Firefox, In a way that when I press the shortcut key I will return to the previous web page.

Best Answer

For Firefox and Nautilus: You can use Alt+ to go back instead of Backspace.

For nautilus 3.6 to bring backspace functionality you need to add this:

 (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace")



And then restart nautilus by

nautilus -q or killall nautilus

In Thunar you have to add

(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ThunarWindow/open-parent" "BackSpace")


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