How Add shortcut [BackSpace] to back folder on Nautilus?

I want to add shortcut and press backspace button to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder.

I use Gnome 40.1 - Fedora 34. Some can help me ?

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You can navigate with alt + left arrow or alt + right arrow and I think this is system-wide (works in Firefox as well) but I don’t know how to change this. Just checked Setting → Keyboard → Customize Shortcuts but couldn’t find anything unfortunately.


You can do this:

sudo dnf install nautilus-python python3-gobject gtk3 python3 python2 gobject-introspection-devel pkg-config python3-devel
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions
gnome-text-editor ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions/

copy and paste this code content text file

#!/usr/bin/env python

import os, gi
gi.require_version('Nautilus', '3.0')
from gi.repository import GObject, Nautilus, Gtk, Gio, GLib

def ok():
    app = Gtk.Application.get_default()
    app.set_accels_for_action( "win.up", ["BackSpace"] )

class BackspaceBack(GObject.GObject, Nautilus.LocationWidgetProvider):
    def __init__(self):
    def get_widget(self, uri, window):
        return None

close nautilus with

nautilus -q

This work fedora 27-36, i test it in fedora 37 beta, but not working now

There have been many changes over the past year, including 2 fedora release versions and 2 major release versions of gnome.

Please open your own thread since this problem is certainly different than anything seen a year ago.

Additionally, if you have been reading here, there are some issues with nautilus on F37 so this should be addressed to the F37 development team and not here.