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    Yang Yang

    It seems that Ctrl+Backspace has become the de facto shortcut for deleting the previous word, but unfortunately, standard Windows controls don’t have built-in support for it. For instance, Ctrl+Backspace in the Find dialog box produces a control character 0x7f (DEL). Simple text editors like notepad also behave this way.

    EmEditor is not simple. Personally it’s the No. 1 Text Editor that plays an essential role in my daily work. Because Ctrl+Shift+Left followed by Delete is way slower than a snappy Ctrl+Backspace, and because 0x7f is mostly useless, I propose to add support for Ctrl+Backspace in frequently used editables, like Find/Replace toolbar/dialogs, OutputBar, Filter toolbar, etc. This enhancement will immediately boost productivity for all users. A thorough support is welcome but may entail too meticulous work.

    Deeply thankful for your consideration.


    Yutaka Emura

    v17.1.0 beta 3 includes this feature!

    – The new version allows you to use the shortcut keys for Delete Right Word (Ctrl+Delete), Delete Word (Ctrl+Shift+Delete), and Delete Left Word (Ctrl+Backspace) in text boxes and drop-down list in many dialog boxes such as Find and Replace dialog boxes.


    Yang Yang

    Wow, that’s quite a life saver! Will this feature ( be implemented next? Thanks a lot.

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