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ctrl+h as Backspace in linux GUI apps

ctrl+h as Backspace in linux GUI apps

After doing some work in linux terminals, I got used to the Ctrl + h shortcut acting like the Backspace key.

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Guest [Entry]

"(better late than never)

It can be done for gtk applications:

Locate or create ~/.gtkrc-2.0

add the following line:

gtk-key-theme-name = ""Emacs""

restart your gtk-app (pidgin. firefox etc) and you will be able to use ctrl-h ctrl-w and ctrl-u for deletion"
Guest [Entry]

"After quite a bit of Google searching, I found


which seems to be able to do quite that... There is a long manual there to, I only skimmed through that. So it's up to you to really verify if it works for you."