Press ‘Option’ + ‘Delete’ to delete last word

February 17, 2006

Option and Delete Key Command
I have just discovered that when you hold down the ‘Option’ key and the ‘Delete’ key, it completely erases that last word. It can be very useful when writing in a word processor, blogging, and basically everywhere else in Mac OS X.

I don’t know wether this is a really basic tip, but I just found out about this cool keyboard command, and maybe some of you can use it in your daily (Mac) life.

2 Responses

  1. Sam says:

    You just noticed this??? Gosh! Just kiddin. On other programs such as microsoft word for mac and other its command + delete.

    February 17th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

  2. the shaky kaiser » Blog Archive » a few [geeky] things says:

    […] Option-delete on the Mac deletes the last word. Cmd-fullstop (that’s the Apple and the . key) cancels any current processing. Love it. […]

    February 18th, 2006 at 1:14 am

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