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By rad30n, Member on 9th January 2014, 12:32 PM
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Does anyone how to disable the alt+backspace "shortcut" that deletes the current line?

I really hate it, and searching around the internets there have been complaints about it since the first Android phone!

I've tried remapping del with a custom keymap, but no luck.
Does any developer out there has a clue where this is in the source? I don't mind commenting out the feature and recompiling my own rom, but I haven't been able to find where it is myself.

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9th January 2014, 09:53 PM |#2  
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I would assume it is in keychars/keylayout, but never really looked for it

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10th January 2014, 10:53 AM |#3  
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I would assume it is in keychars/keylayout, but never really looked for it

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Doesn't seem like so. It's seems like its a built-in behavior, at least I wasn't able to find the alt+del combo being defined anywhere.
4th July 2014, 07:11 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by rad30n

Does anyone how to disable the alt+backspace "shortcut" that deletes the current line?

I really hate it, and searching around the internets there have been complaints about it since the first Android phone!

I've tried remapping del with a custom keymap, but no luck.
Does any developer out there has a clue where this is in the source? I don't mind commenting out the feature and recompiling my own rom, but I haven't been able to find where it is myself.

Thanks!

I have no idea how to assist with this, but I do find that function very annoying myself! I can't tell you the amount of times I've had it delete lines of texts before I even noticed it. If you figure this out, I'd love to test it out.
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count me in too. i would not miss this function at all. if i want to delete a block of text, i know how to use shift + arrow keys.
10th July 2014, 03:48 PM |#6  
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at the very least, is there an UNDO function anywhere for when you do accidentally delete lines of text because of this stupid design flaw?
11th July 2014, 01:26 PM |#7  
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at the very least, is there an UNDO function anywhere for when you do accidentally delete lines of text because of this stupid design flaw?

Haven't been able to find any undo or workaround. And google probably doesn't care because no-one there knows what an android phone with a keyboard is --- all the ones they got are in historical glass cases :|
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