819 - Rename dialog - Ctrl + Backspace doesn't work as I expected.

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819 - Rename dialog - Ctrl + Backspace doesn't work as I expected.

#1 Post by stephen147 » 23.05.2020, 12:37

In normal circumstances, the ctrl+backspace key will delete the word to the left of where the cursor lies.

But see here what it does.

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Re: 819 - Rename dialog - Ctrl + Backspace doesn't work as I expected.

#2 Post by Marek » 24.05.2020, 08:35

Exactly the same symbol appears if I try Ctrl+Backspace in the rename edit field in Windows Explorer.

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Re: 819 - Rename dialog - Ctrl + Backspace doesn't work as I expected.

#3 Post by stephen147 » 24.05.2020, 13:08

The shortcut works in the search field and the address bar but not during the rename or in the properties panel name field.

MS have probably not bothered to do anything about that behaviour.

Here's a thread on superuser where you can change that behaviour across the board using AutoHotkey.
https://superuser.com/questions/33142/c ... of-erasing

That thread was relating to notepad which has been fixed by MS in the Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 update) as mentioned in that thread.

Here's the AutoHotkey code if anyway wants it. I've modified it so that it works in all programs. Stick this in your startup folder or create a Task in Task Scheduler.

Code: Select all

; how to write scripts: http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/

^Backspace::
Send ^+{Left}{Backspace}

; source and context: http://superuser.com/a/636973/124606

; relevant documentation links:
; writing hotkeys
; http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Hotkeys.htm
; list of key codes (including Backspace)
; http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/KeyList.htm
; the #IfWinActive directive
; http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/_IfWinActive.htm
; the Send command
; http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/Send.htm
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Re: 819 - Rename dialog - Ctrl + Backspace doesn't work as I expected.

#5 Post by stephen147 » 29.05.2020, 12:37

It's working when nothing is selected but when the text is highlighted as shown, it does delete the word to the left of the caret.

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If you do the same in notepad it deletes the selection.
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