“Disable” the Browser’s Back Button

“Disable” the Browser’s Back Button

While there is no way to specifically disable the back button from within the browser, you can shortcut the navigation to another page. The trick is to catch the onbeforeunload event of the window:


Whenever anyone attempts to leave the page, the browser will nudge the user back. You can disable this functionality in code by setting the global variable canNavigate to true.


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