1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root How do I delete a letter AFTER the cursor?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kjjb0204, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    278
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010

    Aug 22, 2010
    278
    23
    38
    Simple concept, I feel stupid for asking. Let's say I typed that as "Simple concept, I feel stupid for basking" and tapped the screen to put the cursor after the B in BASKING to delete it, but accidentally inserted before the B. How do I delete that without struggling to get the cursor exactly after the B? On a BB you can just hit the ALT key while hitting delete and it would delete the B after the cursor. I can't seem to figure out a simple typing issue.

    Thanks in advance!
     

    Advertisement

  2. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    shift + delete should do it.
     
  3. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    278
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010

    Aug 22, 2010
    278
    23
    38
    Nope, still deletes previous letter....

    I should add I'm running Virtuous 2.7 with stock kernel, 2.15 radio, but I've had this issue on stock 2.2, skyraider 2.5.2 and 3.0.

    Thanks!
     
  4. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    Are you using a custom keyboard? Because that is a verified shortcut of the standard android keyboards.
     
  5. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    278
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010

    Aug 22, 2010
    278
    23
    38
    standard keyboard
     
  6. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    You are holding shift then pressing delete with the cursor to the left of the character you want to delete?
     
  7. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    131
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010

    Sep 1, 2010
    131
    27
    43
    Rochester, NY
    Why not just use the trackpad/ball/eye and move right a letter?
     
  8. Bug Splat

    Bug Splat Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    280
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010

    May 28, 2010
    280
    34
    43
    +1
    I use the joystick thingy :thinking:
     
  9. dscribe

    dscribe Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    818
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010

    Jun 8, 2010
    818
    140
    93
    Camden, AR, USA
    I just move the cursor with the optical joystick. There are exceptions but many if not most android keyboards will not support the pressing of two keys at once. I think the Motorola Droid 2 keyboard does and there are those who have installed it with some success on the incredible.
     
  10. cabraswell

    cabraswell Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    329
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010

    Jun 24, 2010
    329
    39
    63
    Male
    Biomedical Technician
    Western NC
    Another +1
    Use the trackpad to move through the letters.
     
  11. sabrewings

    sabrewings Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    895
    Joined:
    May 26, 2010

    May 26, 2010
    895
    104
    93
    Avionics
    Isn't that what it's there for. :cool:

    I haven't sat there and "precision pecked" to get it to the right spot since like day two with the phone. The track pad is invaluable in that regard.
     
  12. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    278
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010

    Aug 22, 2010
    278
    23
    38
    Ok, ok, I'll use the trackpad. I almost forgot it was there. I don't use it for anything and maybe I should! Still curious why the standard method doesn't work though. Pressing and holding shift then del.

    didn't even occur to me that the pad could do that. Still learning. Was a fairly advanced BB user, but its fun to be learning an entirely new platform.
     

Share This Page

Loading...