What is ⬅ Backspace keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 162 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Removes the character left to the cursor.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Grand Theft Auto V - Phone Cancel
  2. The Sims 4 - Press while holding an object to place it in the Household inventory. Good for storing multiple things fast
  3. Krita 4.2.2 - Fill with background color
  4. Krita 4.2.2 - Remove point
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Audacity - Delete Key

Firefox Quantum - Back

Microsoft Edge - Go back

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Go to the previous page

Opera - Go back

Opera - Delete selection (or character left of cursor)

Opera - Go to previous page in history

Roll20 - Delete selected object(s)

Vivaldi - History back

Windows 10 Maps - Go back

Windows Voice Recorder - Go back

Text editing


Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Mac) - If pressed in the body of the file list, navigate one level up from within a folder

Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Windows and Unix) - If pressed in the body of the file list, navigate one level up from within a folder

Microsoft FrontPage - Move up one level.

Microsoft FrontPage - Delete one character to the left.

Microsoft OneNote - Delete one character to the left

Microsoft Word 2019 - Delete one character to the left

WinMerge - Open parent folder if possible (available only when subfolders are not included in compare)

Xodo - Delete selected annotation

Zim - Un indent selected text

Imaging


ACDSee - Displays the previous item in the slideshow, Auto Advance, or View sequence

ACDSee Free - Displays the previous item in the view sequence

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Delete selected photo(s)

Adobe Photoshop CC - Delete last node while creating plane

Adobe Photoshop CC - Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layer

Adobe Photoshop CC - Delete adjustment layer

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Remove Selected Effect

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Delete Custom Item

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Delete

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Clear Selection

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Clear Layer

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Clear

Corel Painter - Delete current selection

DaVinci Resolve 15 (Mac) - Delete selected

DaVinci Resolve 15 (Mac) - Delete selected

Inkscape - delete selection

Inkscape - delete selected node(s)

Inkscape - erase last segment of current line

IrfanView - Go to previous image in current directory

Krita 3.0 - Fill with background color

Krita 4.2.2 - Fill with background color

Krita 4.2.2 - Remove point

Nuke - Delete selected clips or folders

Nuke - Delete nodes

Nuke - Delete an item from curve list or Delete points/shapes

Paint.NET - Fill selection

Paint.NET - Fill area with primary color

Pixelmator Pro - Delete selected layer(s)

QCad 3.22.0 - Delete

Shotcut - Lift

Shotcut (Mac) - Lift

Tinkercad - Delete object

System tools


Bash (Unix shell) - Delete the character before the cursor

Cisco IOS - Delete character to the left of the cursor

Command Line - Delete character left to the insertion point

Ditto - Go to the Parent Group

Everything - Remove the last character in the jump to text

VisualBoyAdvance-M - Select button

Xterm - Delete preceding character

Developer tools


Atom (Windows) - native!

Atom (Windows) - core:backspace

Atom (Windows) - (Source: GitHub) github:co-author:backspace

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Tree View) tree-view:remove

FileMaker - Previous character

IPython Shell - Delete previous character in line

jEdit - Delete character before caret

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Edit.DeleteBackwards

PyCharm 2018.2 - Delete a character to the left of the caret.

Roblox Studio - Delete

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Delete one character to the left of the cursor

Web applications


Google Calendar - Delete an event

Pocket for Mac - Delete

File manager


7-Zip - Open the folder one level up

File Explorer - View the previous folder

Multi Commander - Go to parent folder (Go up)

PeaZip - Go back in history

Total Commander - Change to parent directory

WinNc - Up one directory

WinRAR - Go back to previous folder

WinSCP - Open parent directory

Xyplorer - Up

Xyplorer - Browse to parent folder

Xyplorer - Browse to parent folder

Xyplorer - Remove the item right before the currently selected item

Media player


Amarok (Windows) - Previous Browser

GOM Player - Restart from the beginning

Kodi - Back

Kodi - Back

Kodi - Back

PotPlayer 1.7 - Starting point

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Normal speed

Tidal - Back

Games


AI War Classic - Scrap selected units

ARK: Survival Evolved - Toggle HUD

Blood - Turn around

Blood: Fresh Supply - Turn around

Bloons TD Battles - Sell a tower

Company of Heroes - Reset camera tilt

Don't Starve (PC) - Toggle Debug screen

Grand Theft Auto V - Phone Cancel

Kerbal Space Program - Reset focus in orbital map

Kerbal Space Program - Activate abort action group

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Menu / Abort / Exit

L. A. Noire - Back

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Emergency

Overwatch - Whisper reply

Place Anywhere (Fallout 4 mod) - Undo last precise movement / rotation / scaling action

Roblox - Drop tool

Rocket League - Reset shot

Rocket League - (hold) Save replay

StarCraft 2 - View base

The Sims 4 - Press while holding an object to place it in the Household inventory. Good for storing multiple things fast

Total War: Attila - Cancel order

Total War: Attila (Mac) - Cancel order

Warcraft III - Cycle through town center buildings

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Back

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Back (mouse click lower left)

Social & Messaging


Google+ - Navigate back

Office Delve - Go back one page

Zimbra Web Client - Remove selected addresses

Security


Comodo IceDragon - Back

Productivity


Asana - Delete current task (when task name is empty)

Asana (Mac) - Delete current task (when task name is empty)

Basecamp - Delete backward

CintaNotes 3.13 - Go back in filter history.

draw.io - Delete

draw.io - Delete including connections

draw.io - Delete selected cells

Evolution - Delete selection

Evolution - Scroll up

FL Studio 20 - Toggle Line/None Snap

FL Studio 20 - Toggle Global Snap (none, current setting)

FL Studio 20 - Toggle Global Snap (none, current setting)

ForkLift 3 - Enclosing folder

Kindle for Mac - Back

Kindle for PC - Back

Lacerte - Delete character to left of cursor

LibreOffice Calc - Delete the contents of selected cells

LibreOffice Impress - Play previous effect again. If no previous effect exists on this slide, show previous slide

Melodyne 4 - Delete (alternative)

Melodyne 4 (Mac) - Delete (alternative)

Microsoft Access 2019 - Open the folder one level above the selected folder

Microsoft Access 2019 - Delete the selection or the character to the left of the insertion point

Microsoft Access 2019 - Move back to the previous Help topic (Back button)

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Deletes one character to the left in the Formula Bar

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Also clears the content of the active cell

Microsoft Excel 2019 - In cell editing mode, it deletes the character to the left of the insertion point

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Delete one character to the left

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide

MindMeister - Delete an idea

QuickBooks Desktop - Delete a character to the left

REAPER - Browser: Go to parent folder

SharePoint - Delete the selection, or if there is no selection, the character in front of the cursor.

WPS Office - Clears the content of the active cell to reedit cell content

Xactimate - Default Zoom

Scientific


GeoGebra - Delete current selection

GeoGebra - Delete current selection

ImageJ - Erase selection to background color

KiCad 5.0.2 - Delete node

Tekla Structures 20 - Undo last polygon pick

Hardware


BlackBerry Classic - Reset the stopwatch and clear lap results

Ducky One 2 Mini - Delete current profile value


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