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Browser Back Button

We have built our first app. I noticed that when you hit the "browser" back button (Chrome/Edge) that the an error is thrown by the browser instead of just going back to the previous page. 


Is there a way to use the "browser" back button without having to put a "back" button in our app? It makes the app appear as if we are using a bunch of iframes vs having it behave like a modern web application. 


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Super User
Super User


No, you cannot suppress browser notifications using native PowerApps code.


(I am somewhat suprised that PowerApps did not open in a new tab eliminating the possibility to browse backwards)


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To my knowledge this is not possible. Canvas-based PowerApps cannot interact with the browser elements. In browsers, the 'Back' button navigates to the previously loaded webpage. The entire PowerApp is displayed on a single webpage.


The Microsoft Community Support Team addressed this issue here:


If you want this behavior, I would recommend PowerApps Portals. I believe that PowerApps Portals operates as a web app. 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you want to control the Navigation in your app using the 'Bowser' back button?


If you want to control the Navigation in your app using the 'Bowser' back button, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.


If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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