CTRL+Shift+Backspace should delete the previous word

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

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Core
Keyboard: Navigation
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minor
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
16 years ago

People

(Reporter: Prognathous, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030108
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030108

In any version of Windows, pressing CTRL+Shift+Backspace deletes the previous
word. In Mozilla, this keyboard shortcut does nothing.

The problem applies to both single-line and multi-line textareas (as well as to
the URL Bar)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type a few words in a textarea widget (such as the Additional Comments field
of this bug)
2. Press CTRL+Shift+Backspace.

Actual Results:  
Nothing happens.

Expected Results:  
Each press should delete the word "behind" the caret (compare Mozilla with
Internet Explorer to get a general idea of how this is implemented in Windows.)



Similar to my request in Bug 194860, if this keyboard shortcut doesn't collide
with other shortcuts, please implement it for other platforms as well.

Prog.
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: CTRL+Shift+Backspace should delete a single word at a time → CTRL+Shift+Backspace should delete the previous word
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Update: It seems that Bug 98546 fixed most of this issue by providing the same
functionality via CTRL+Backspace.
I still think that we should also provide support for CTRL+Shift+Backspace
(which works in IE and other Windows applications).

Prog.
Severity: normal → minor

Comment 2

16 years ago
-> Invalid

Ctrl+Shift+Delete is an undefined windows behaviour.  
Shift is used to Select. Ctrl is used to Group.  So gow do you Select a group
and delete it,´.

Answer you wouldn't you just Delete a group.  I.e use Ctrl+backspace.  
Which is implemented.

Try Ctrl+Shift+bakspace in word it does nothing, yet Ctrl+Backspace does. 
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
v inv
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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