New shortcuts are here for soon to be removed backspace in Chrome browser. Since Google has decided to remove backspace shortcut, which allows us to go back to previous page in Chrome browser. The Chromium team has now added a notification to dev channel to let the user know about new shortcut when he presses backspace.

“Added notification when user presses backspace to use new shortcut. This adds a new type of notification bubble (based on the “Press Esc to exit fullscreen” notification) that teaches users the new shortcuts for Back and Forward when they press Back or Shift+Back. Only implemented on Views systems (Windows, Linux, Chrome OS).”

Chrome alt+left arrow to go back notification

Chrome backspace new shortcuts

Here are the new shortcuts and check the above screenshot.

To go back, press <Alt>+<Left Arrow>

To go forward: press <Alt>+ <Right Arrow>.

So know these and use instead of repeatedly pressing deprecated <Back> and <Shift> +<back> buttons.

Wait! There is a  flag available to restore backspace button as default handler in Chrome (this flag may not last long), for that, you need to add the following command line argument to Chrome shortcut

--enable-blink-features=BackspaceDefaultHandler