# Add Backspace Functionality to Nautilus

Fixing all the hard work of the GNOME developers…

For some reason, the backspace key does not go back to the last folder in Nautilus (even though this works in just about every other program). Here’s how to add it back. Note, this works for Nautilus > 3.6. To add the backspace functionality is quite simple. Just add the following line:

(gtk_accel_path "/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace")


to the end of the

~/.config/nautilus/accels


file, and then restart nautilus with:

killall nautilus


There you go! Should be working now.