If there is something that I'm really addicted is in pushing the Backspace key every time I want to return to the previous directory in the old file manager (Nautilus), but now with Files I can't do it.

So I'd like to know how to do it on Files, or if there is any plugin that fits my purpose?


BackSpace was used to go to the parent dir. Anyway, in order to restore the Backspace functionality, replace the following line

; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "<Alt>Up")


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

in ~/.config/nautilus/accels


While Raghunandan solution didn't work for me, I discovered that alt+left arrow does work (and alt+right arrow drills down directories already visited).

I'm also missing the backspace navigation and would be happy to restore it.

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