Monday, November 27th, 2006

Ok, so call me an idiot, I’ve been using computers my entire life and I never new this before, but pressing control-backspace erases an entire word, while control-arrow key will move forward and back a word.

Am I just stupid and never learned this, or is it something that most people don’t know about?

7 Responses

  1. Dakota - November 29th, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Well, I didn’t know about it but it doesn’t work on Macs. 😀

  2. Mark - November 30th, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    I didn’t know about it till I accidentally did it the other day while typing on a PC at school. So you’re not the only one who didn’t know about it ;).

    On the Mac it is option+delete to remove a word or fn+option+delete to remove the next word (on the MacBook anyway).

  3. nosraL etaN - December 3rd, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    I knew about the control(option on mac)–>arrow thing, but not the backspace.

  4. Christina - January 3rd, 2007 at 12:41 am

    nope! i didn’t know that either–any of it about the deleting thing–but then again, is that really shocking? hahahaha ;D

  5. argellA - February 13th, 2007 at 7:27 am

    I did know about the control-arrow thing like nosraL etaN but not the backspace either. That’s pretty nifty! Thanks for sharing!

  6. argellA - February 13th, 2007 at 7:40 am

    One other thing…you probably already know this, but I have to share my amazing wealth of knowledge with you guys 😀 : Control-Space will take you down the page. Control-Enter is great for Extemp. and negative briefs because it allows you to start a new page. Control-Shift-> or < allows you to change the size of your font after you’ve Control-A’d all your text. Okay, you probably know all the rest of the tricks and these…but if not, well, be informed. 😀

  7. Matt - May 25th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Alt Backspace undo’s a deleted word at a time