delete highlighted text and more



how do I delete a highlighted selection using the backspace button and then
continue using the backspace without clicking the mouse?

I found a lot of threads that address the first part of the question
(checking the "typing replaces selection" box in options/edit tab. However,
my issue is that I want to continue deleting text by hitting the backspace
button. The cursor seems to be limited to the position of the selected text.
I have to move the cursor position after deleting the selection (with the
backspace button).... I recall that this is possible because i do this by
habit, and found the interruption annoying.

Thanks in advance



Peter T. Daniels

Holding or re-pressing the Backspace key should continue to delete
characters leftward, one character at a time.

(The Delete key has the same effects, rightward.)


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