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Writer: shortcut key for delete current line

asked 2018-08-22 01:16:51 +0100

carnish gravatar image

Is there such a thing? If no, what is the keystroke to select the entire current line?

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answered 2018-08-22 02:28:30 +0100

Liberty Belle gravatar image

I don't know that there is such a thing, but you can select the entire current line and then hit Delete:

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answered 2018-08-22 08:17:24 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

Your question is rather vague on the definition of "line" because a line, like a page, is not a primary object in a document. A line is a consequence of layout. Change some settings (margins, font family or size, ...) and the content of a line is different.

I'll first take line with the common meaning.

If the challenge is to do everything from the keyboard, hit Start (key may also be marked with a NW-pointing arrow) -- cursor goes to the beginning of line --, then Shift+End (key may also be marked with a SE-pointing arrow) -- selection extends to end of line) and finally hit Backspace or Del.

If you consider another definition of "line" and accept to use the mouse, here are the possibilities:

  • double-click selects the word the cursor is in
  • triple-click selects the current sentence
  • quadruple-click selects the current paragraph

IMHO, word, sentence and paragraph are more meaningful in diocument context.

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