How to Delete Text on a Computer

Three Methods:The BackSpace KeyThe Delete KeyHighlight and Delete

Did you just get a new computer and are wondering about some of the basics? Don't worry, although it can be done in numerous ways, it is very simple to delete text on a computer.





Method 1
The BackSpace Key

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    This key is usually above the Yellow key on the keyboard and may have text similar to 'Backspace' or just an arrow ←.
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    Pressing this key will remove the text before your cursor.

Method 2
The Delete Key

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    This key is also normally above or near the Yellow key on the keyboard.
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    This key most commonly just has the text 'Delete' or 'Del' printed on it.
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    Depressing this key will remove the text after your cursor.

Method 3
Highlight and Delete

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    If you click the left mouse button at the end of text and, while holding down the button, move the mouse to the beginning of a word or phrase you can highlight that word or phrase.
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    With the section highlighted pressing the Delete key or the Backspace key will remove the entire highlighted section.
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    Another option when text is highlighted is to right click on the text. A drop down menu will open with the option to Delete.

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Categories: Basic Computer Skills