Shift-delete beeps on Windows instead of Doing the Right Thing (tm).
Steps to reproduce:
1) Type "123456" in a text area.
2) Place your cursor between the "3" and the "4".
3) Hold down shift and press the delete key.
The 3 is deleted.
This behavior is somewhat inconsistent on Windows. Notepad deletes the 3. Firefox deletes the 4. Internet Explorer does nothing.
I'm not sure that our behavior is that bad if this is so inconsistent on Windows. shift-delete works fine in mac webkit (it deletes the 3).
Just to confirm - is the "delete key" discussed here the one above Enter, or forward delete?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Just to confirm - is the "delete key" discussed here the one above Enter, or
> forward delete?
On my ThinkPad keyboard, it's the one near Insert, Home, and End. In particular, it's not the one labeled "Backspace."
Oh, ok - on U.S. Apple keyboards it's the Backspace key that's labeled "delete" (and on international ones, it only has an arrow symbol and no words).
Is there a good reason for someone to use Shift+Delete when they mean Backspace, or is that just an edge case?
> Is there a good reason for someone to use Shift+Delete when they mean
> Backspace, or is that just an edge case?
I'm used to the Firefox behavior and was surprised when Safari didn't act like I was used to. I use it for capitalizing already-typed words (hold shift and re-type the word while pressing delete). It's just an edge case. Eric said he's on an editing bug-fixing binge and asked me to file this bug.
From this discussion, it looks like our behavior is reasonable.