Google Instant Search is a work of genius, not only does it save time while searching but it also gives users quick access to related and trending searches all through one little search box. The only slight problem that comes with Instant Search is that it overrides some conventional functions that people have been using to navigate webpages for years, like the Backspace key which no longer brings us back to the previous page if Google Instant is enabled. GimmeMyBackspaceBack is an extension for Chrome that does just what its name says; it restores the backspace key’s functionality without disabling Google Instant.
The extension runs seamlessly in the background and as long as the Google Search box is inactive, hitting the Backspace key will take you back to the previous page. The extension also adds the functionality to toggle focus on the search box by using the escape key.