MacOS – Delete last word using Command + Backspace


Is there a setting to delete the last word using the command key and backspace?

Currently this combination of keys deletes the current line. Instead, I want to delete the last word (before the cursor).

How can I do that natively (without any other apps, if possible)? Is there a terminal command to run or maybe an option somewhere?

In the terminal I use Ctrl + w, but I'm interested how to do that in UI apps (browser, and other non-terminal applications).

Best Answer

Option-Delete        Delete the word to the left of the insertion point.

Have a look at the Document shortcuts section in: Mac keyboard shortcuts