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a1r

Ctrl-Backspace to delete a word, please

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People like me who use keyboards a lot are accustomed to Ctrl-Backspace, 'Delete whole word'. It works in this forum's text editor, for example.

 

New Beta web editor doesn't have it - Ctrl is ignored and you just get a Backspace. Support keyboard users! : )

 

Thanks.

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Hi a1r! Can you tell me what browser version and OS you are using? This will help us track down the issue. Thanks!

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Chrome, latest (51.0.2704.106).

Reproduced on Ubuntu 16 and also on ChromeOS.

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Fascinating fact - if you're editing the note's Title (green text), Ctrl-Backspace works! It's only in the note body that it doesn't. So seems like an oversight.

Thanks.

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@scruggles, it would be great if Evernote notified us when our feature requests were implemented so we could test them out. It doesn't make sense to leave all of these feature requests open if some have been implemented IMO.

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Hi @scruggles. This bug affects me as well. Browser: Chrome 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit). OS: Ubuntu 14.04.5 (64-bit). Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-36-generic.

Please tell me if you need any other info or any log.

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I get this too when using Chrome on Linux, Ctrl-Backspace does not work but Alt-Backspace does. However, on the same Linux machine, when using Firefox Ctrl-Backspace does work, and Alt-Backspace does not. This has been going on for months now, so it is across several versions of Chrome, the most recent of which is 51. The same goes for Ctrl-Delete to delete one word ahead of the cursor - it is swapped with Alt on Chrome+Linux, but works correctly for Firefox+Linux.

Bizarrely, on Chrome+Linux, Ctrl-Left/Right Arrow will skip words correctly.

That Alt-Backspace works makes me wonder whether somehow the Web Client thinks it is on a Mac system, and the client is expecting a Command- modifier which is why it works with Alt? Maybe Chrome and Safari are being conflated due to their WebKit origins? I would have expected that correct operation of these keyboard shortcuts should have required zero intervention on the part of the programmers, shouldn't this stuff be handled by the operating system?

Anyway, I hope I've helped, and that you can speedily fix this bug.

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I use the web editor every day and I still can't delete a word with Ctrl-Backspace (although I can when editing a title). Look forward to seeing this fixed!

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Don't hold your breath. ...   :)

Still, it's always nice to have something to look forward to. 

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This has been an issue for quite long, right?

Ctrl+Backspace is standard, please support it!

I'm a new evernote user, and I'm considering switching to Google Keep just because of this.

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Experiencing the same issue. It works in editing title but not in the note it self. 

Google Chrome Version 54.0.2840.71 (64-bit) on Ubuntu.

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Same issue here. Very frustrating.

OS: Ubuntu 15.10

Chrome: Version 53.0.2785.143 (64-bit)

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I am also experiencing this issue on the Chrome web app.

I'm on Chrome OS, version 53.0.2785.154 (64-bit)

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This is now fixed and working! Editing text notes is no longer painful!

Thank you Evernote team. I also hope you get your communication sorted out, e.g. publishing release notes to let us know stuff like this.

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Well - not so good news. As of today it's gone back to the old behaviour. Without release notes it's difficult to know what happened.

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5 minutes ago, KEStay said:

It's working for me on Chrome for Windows

Ah cool. I guess it's Chrome on ChromeOS that's still having the problem then.

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6 hours ago, chrahunt said:

Same here, Chrome Version 57.0.2986.0 on Ubuntu 16.04.

And you will continue to ... all change is off here. 

I doubt anyone from Evernote ever bothers to navigate to this forum now.

They won't say that this version has been cast adrift from the mother ship, but it has. We are on our own. :o

But somewhere deep within that ship, it seems a new web version is being built...and will pop out into space some time this year... hopefully with better supervision from Mum.

Patience! :)

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Hi,

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 - Chrome (Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)) and waiting for this issue to be resolved.

Any ETA?

 

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Version 63.0.3239.84 (Official Build) (64-bit) 

Ubuntu 16.04

CTRL+DEL also doesn't work, and should be analogous to CTRL+Backspace. (It usually deletes a word in front of the cursor)

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Still a problem on Ubuntu 16 and Chrome OS.

Also Chrome OS keyboard is lacking del button and use Alt+Backspace instead, so this should be taken into account if somebody going to implement Ctrl+Backspace(Del) whole word deleting in Evernote Web finally.

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