What is Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 69 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Deletes the word left to the cursor.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Fill with background color (opacity)
  2. Microsoft Word 2019 - Delete one word to the left
  3. Opera - Remove the last part of any Web address (such as a sub-directory) and go to that address
  4. Notepad++ - Delete to start of word
  5. WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Delete chat

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


E-Sword - Delete previous word Editors only

Google Chrome - Delete the previous word in a text field

Mozilla Thunderbird - Delete word to the left

Opera - Remove the last part of any Web address (such as a sub-directory) and go to that address

Vuze - Clear filter-as-you-type text

Wunderlist - Delete selected List or To-do

Text editing


Ace Editor - Remove word left

Brackets - Delete previous group

LibreOffice Writer - Delete text to beginning of word

LibreOffice Writer - (in a list) Delete an empty paragraph in front of the current paragraph

Microsoft FrontPage - Delete one word to the left.

Microsoft OneNote - Delete one word to the left

Microsoft Word 2019 - Delete one word to the left

Most used text editing - Delete previous word

Notepad2 - Delete word before/left

WriteMonkey - Delete word left

Imaging


Adobe Lightroom Classic - Delete rejected photo(s)

Adobe Photoshop CC - Fill with foreground or background color. Hold down Shift to preserve transparency

Canva (Windows) - Delete empty page

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Clear

Corel Painter - Delete layer

Inkscape - go to parent group/layer

Inkscape - delete without preserving shape

Krita 4.2.2 - Fill with background color (opacity)

Nuke - Clear output window

PowerDirector 17 - Mute / Mute off

System tools


Command Line - Delete the word left to the insertion point

ConEmu (190623 alpha) - Delete word leftward to the cursor (ignored in Far)

Everything - Delete previous word

Developer tools


Android Studio - Delete to start of word

Atom (Windows) - editor:delete-to-beginning-of-word

Atom (Windows) - (Source: GitHub) github:discard-changes-in-selected-files

Atom (Windows) - (Source: GitHub) github:discard-selected-lines

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Remove Word Left

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Delete to start of word.

CodeMirror - Delete to the left of the group before the cursor

Delphi - Delete the word to the beginning

Eclipse - Delete previous word

FileMaker - Next word

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Delete to word start

jEdit - Delete word before caret

JetBrains WebStorm - Delete to word start

Jupyter Notebook - Delete word before

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

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Edit.WordDeleteToStart

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Remove word left

Notepad++ - Delete to start of word

PyCharm 2018.2 - Delete the word starting from the current caret location up to the word start.

RStudio - Delete Word Left

SAP ABAP - Delete previous word

SmartGit 19 - Clear output

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

Valentina Studio - Delete Word Backward

Web applications


Chromebook and Chrome OS - Delete the previous word

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Delete chat

File manager


Multi Commander - Go to the root of the device

Xyplorer - Breadcrumb...

Xyplorer - Delete the previous word

Media player


GOM Player - Root menu

PotPlayer 1.7 - Middle point

Productivity


CintaNotes 3.13 - Display similarly tagged notes. This command changes the tag selection on the Tag Sidebar to match the tags of the currently focused note.

Google Sheets - Scroll to active cell

Google Sheets (Android) - Scroll to active cell

LibreOffice Impress - Delete text to beginning of word

LibreOffice Impress - In a list: delete an empty paragraph in front of the current paragraph

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

SharePoint - Delete all of the word in front of the cursor, but not the previous space.

The Bat! - Open reply

Virtual DJ 2018 - Go to last folder


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