[Issue] Delete whole word

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[Issue] Delete whole word

Postby guyellis » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:13 pm

When using Ctrl+Backspace to delete last word, the caret moves up to the word before the one being deleted.
In MS Word and Libre Writer, the caret moves up to the white space after that word.
When typing fast, the OO behaviour can be a bit uncomfortable.
Any solutions to this?
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Re: Delete whole word

Postby esperantisto » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:23 pm

I can’t confirm. The behavior is the same in AOO/LO. Perhaps, this depends on the graphic environment.
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Re: Delete whole word

Postby FJCC » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:13 pm

I do see the unexpected behavior on my Linux Mint that is based on Ubuntu 18. I do not see it on Windows 10. The Windows system is running OpenOffice 4.2 (not released) but I cannot believe anyone touched the code for CTRL + Backspace command.
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Re: Delete whole word

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:11 pm

On my xubuntu 19.10 machine with AOO 4.1.7 it deletes the last word and the caret also moves to the end of the previous word.
i.e. it deletes the space, I find that standard behavior: if you need to add a punctuation, you don't have to delete again.
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Re: Delete whole word

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 pm

On my Xubuntu 18.04.4, with OO 4.1.7, it deletes the word and moves to the space following the previous word (i.e., it leaves the space).
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Re: Delete whole word

Postby Bill » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:31 am

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