Solved

control-backspace not working in windows dos

Posted on 2009-07-13
3
952 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
A few years back, I think I remember finding a registry fix for making control-backspace work in dos.

Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Problem:
Holding Control while typing backspace in a dos windows (command prompt window) only deletes a single character, not the full word.

For Example:
C:\>echo hi dad<ctrl+backspace>
results in:
C:\>echo hi da
not
C:\>echo hi
0
Comment
Question by:forrestoff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Kavostylin
ID: 24844938
I have never heard of such fix.

problem with that would be that control is used for other functions like interupting executables as they are running Ctrl+C, ^V etc etc

i do not think this can be done.
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Qlemo earned 250 total points
ID: 24847380
There is no such key sequence in DOS, and you can't set one up without using 3rd party tools. You can jump word-wise with ctrl-cursor, but not delete.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:forrestoff
ID: 31603066
Okay.  Jumping word-wise and then using Ctrl-End to delete the end of the line is still much faster than using repeated deletes.

Good suggestion.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Batch file output 20 93
Windows Batch File - Count Down 4 106
how to pick file up from ftp via batch file 2 73
batch file problem 5 75
TOMORROW TOMORROW.BAT is inspired by a question I get asked over and over again; that is, "How can I use batch file commands to obtain tomorrow's date?" The crux of this batch file revolves around the XCOPY command - a technique I discovered w…
Being a system administrator some time we require to do things remotely, one of them is installing software. Here I am going to tell you how to install software through wmic (Windows management instrument console). I am not at all saying that this i…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question