Windows 10: Backspace is deleting entire words instead of individual spaces. Cant ID the problem anywhere.

Discus and support Backspace is deleting entire words instead of individual spaces. Cant ID the problem anywhere. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; As title says, regardless of application, I'm experiencing this issue seemingly permanently. Up until a few days ago a single Backspace tap would... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/lawesome94, Aug 1, 2020 at 6:58 PM.

  1. Backspace is deleting entire words instead of individual spaces. Cant ID the problem anywhere.


    As title says, regardless of application, I'm experiencing this issue seemingly permanently. Up until a few days ago a single Backspace tap would delete one character, now pressing it once will delete entire collections of letters AND a "space" i.e. "-WORD" or "WORD-". I spoke with Microsoft Support and they deemed it as a hardware issue, but idk why that would be the case. I'm desperate for any answers here, as I'm not great at identifying or solving these system-wide types of issues. Thanks!

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    /u/lawesome94, Aug 1, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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  2. Ryan_ohm Win User

    Backspace deleting whole words instead of 1 letter.

    I've had this issue for about a year now. And it comes and goes..

    I have a razer ornate chroma keyboard.

    And when i press backspace it deletes the whole word instead of just 1 letter.

    I've tried all i can do and research but ive come up with nothing.

    pressing ctrl or pause break or pressing them all together doesnt seem to fix or unstick the ctrl keys.

    ive tried reinstalling my keyboard drivers as well.

    when i go to my on screen keyboard and i press backspace i can see that it is also pressing down both ctrl keys with it.

    What can i do?
     
  3. ifconfig Win User
    Make Ctrl+Backspace delete previous word in Windows Explorer

    I love how in text editors and internet browsers the Ctrl+Backspace hotkey will delete the previous word typed. It is a feature I use a lot. However, I keep accidentally trying to use it in Windows Explorer, where it just does this:


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    It adds a little rectangular character instead of deleting the previous word. Is there any way I can make Windows Explorer accept the Ctrl+Backspace like I want it to?

    I saw this Superuser question, but the solution involved the use of AutoHotkey, something I would like to avoid using.
     
  4. Backspace is deleting entire words instead of individual spaces. Cant ID the problem anywhere.

    Backspace navigates instead of deleting files

    I am getting very frustrated by this, but I can't find any settings that seem to be responsible.

    When I am looking in a folder and try to delete a file, I select the file and press "backspace" but instead of deleting the file I navigate to the folder above the one I'm in.

    How do I change it so that backspace actually deletes the file, like how it works on every windows computer I've used for the last twenty years?
     
    Caleb Child, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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