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Have you lost data in Chrome because you hit backspace? Google has you covered

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messages in most browsers might be enough to counter the annoyance of hitting backspace and losing a bunch of form content you just finished inputting, Google thinks we can do better.

Its solution isn t complicated though: just remove the backspace functionality altogether.

As online content writers, you can believe the Digital Trends staff has faced its fair share of lost work because of hitting backspace accidentally, but that annoyance extends to many people worldwide who have faced similar issues.

One user in a Chromium bug post via Engadget from late last month noticed the change without being aware of it, and highlighted how they had always used backspace rather than their mouse.

For that I have to move my mouse hand towards the keyboard, and then back ?

In the announcement detailing the change, it pointed out how just 0.04 percent of page views are navigated to through use of the backspace key.

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