I have a form / wizard on my website with multiple steps.

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Pressing the back button in the browser makes you go back, so is it a good idea to make the forward button go to the next step (with JavaScript history API hacks)?


No, it's not a good idea. Apart from the fact that nobody would expect it (principle of least surprise), it's already established that the back and forward buttons move through your browser history -- that is, pages that have already been visited.

The forward button also has no ability to indicate, like a 'Next' button often does, whether proceeding at this point is possible.

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