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I have recently updated ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04.

Now i observed that Backspace is not working for folder(Up and Back functionality).

I just found that ubuntu has decided to use alt + (left right arrows) for this functionality of moving up and down for folder structure through keyboard

Also to bring back the Backspace feature i found some code

gedit .config/nautilus/accels
(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace")  (Add this line at end)

restart the system  

I just did exactly as above, but after restarting i can't able to see the line i added in accels file(I think its just not accepting the changes and reloading to original file)

So why is this happening, why the changes are not saving ?

Is there any other way to make the backspace functionality for folder to work in ubuntu?

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The Nautilus acceleration map should be in .config/nautilus/accels.

So try gedit .config/nautilus/accels to open that file.Then add the lines and restart your pc.

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Sorry that was a typo actually(i typed it manually instead of copy and pasting the path), so actually edited the above file at the path mentioned by you, and can able to write the line in to that file, and after restarting the system when i opened the same file, its asking me to reload the file(which causing to loose the change i did) – shiva krishna Jan 15 '14 at 10:28

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