Delete one word at a time

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

delete one word at a timeIn most Windows programs, you can delete one full word at a time. To do so, first move the cursor to the end of the word you want to delete. Then, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then press the backspace key. If you are on a Mac, press and hold the Option key, and then press the delete key.

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