I wish to use the Backspace key to go back/forward in a open window just like it is in Windows.

I wish to create a shortcut for "go to previous/next visited location" in an opened window.

How can I do this?

  • 1
    It's a default action in nautilus. What file manager are you using?
    – Maythux
    Feb 18, 2014 at 5:43
  • @maythux: The default changed a while ago (13.04?) to remove the Backspace key shortcut.
    – kiri
    Feb 18, 2014 at 5:50
  • @minerz029 Thanks for info. I haven't checked that
    – Maythux
    Feb 18, 2014 at 5:51

1 Answer 1


Back: Alt + Left Arrow button.

Forward: Alt + Right Arrow button.

Take a look at this also:
What are some useful keyboard shortcuts?
What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

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