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Larilyn’s Tip of the Week: Entire word backspace

I was trying to figure out some big life altering tip for this week, but nothing I was finding seemed right.  And as I looked and looked, a phrase kept popping into my head.
So…..I took a step back and thought – what is something simple that everyone can use? 

Well, I know I always love finding a new keyboard short cut.  When you spend all day on a computer, it’s the little things, right?
Sometimes, even though I type really fast – my brain goes faster than my fingers.  And so sometimes while I’m typing, I realize that the word I just typed – you know, the word practically – somehow came out looking like…..
The whole word has to go.  So I could do one of two things.  

Option A – I could furiously type the backspace key to the beat of Gloria Estefan’s absolutely appropriately titled hit…..

I could go with option B – the newest shortcut I am going to share with you.

Did you know that if you hold down the Ctrl button when you hit the backspace button, it will actually delete an entire word.  And bonus….this even works on a Mac!

With one simple hit (unlike Ms. Estefan’s discography), your mistake vanishes like it never even existed.

You just tested it, didn’t you?

Would I LIE to you?