Ctrl + Backspace



  • I don’t know how recently this was added, but I updated notepad++ a few days ago and now Ctrl+Backspace (windows) deletes several words instead of the normal 1 word – it now deletes until it gets to the last special character or to the beginning of the line whereas it used to just delete the last word. I couldn’t find anything in preferences to adjust this, is there any way to fix this? It seems like a small thing but it’s actually pretty disruptive

    Thanks!



  • @Gaurav99

    Which npp version do you use? (debug->info from ? menu)
    Can you check the shortcut mapper? (Settings->shortcut mapper?

    Maybe a plugin has overwritten the original binding.
    If you go to scintilla commands tab and scroll down you should see
    SCI_DELWORDLEFT, this one is normally mapped to ctrl+backspace.
    Has it still a white background? If yes, and using a recent version of npp, this indicates
    that shortcut hasn’t been overwritten.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank Notepad++ v7.3.3 (32-bit)
    Build time : Mar 8 2017 - 03:37:37
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll

    I checked, and the background for SCI_DELWORDLEFT is still white



  • @Gaurav99

    ok, so it has not been overwritten.

    Is this reproducible for any kind of text or happens just under some circumstances?

    What you can try in addition is to rename you configuration directory and let it recreate
    on npp startup.
    Stop npp and rename the directory notepad++ under %APPDATA% or under %APPDATA%\Roaming.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I just renamed the config.xml file and it seems to have fixed it @Claudia-Frank. Thanks!



  • @Gaurav99

    by any chance to you mind uploading the erroneous config.xml to some place
    where I can download it? I’m just curious what could have caused this.

    Cheers
    Claudia


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