In Linux, is there any way I can put cursor inside some text input, like browser URL/quick search box, and just clear it?

Right now I have to select all (Ctrl-A) and press Del. It does seem easy but becomes annoying really fast when you need to repeat it for a number of times.

Is there any single key combination for that?

  • 4
    If you select all, you can just overwrite the selection without having to delete it …
    – slhck
    Jan 7, 2012 at 11:45
  • I'm not typing, I'm pasting with the middle button Jan 7, 2012 at 18:02
  • Well, if you're up for a keyboard shortcut, why not paste with Ctrl-V?
    – slhck
    Jan 7, 2012 at 18:22
  • b/c I'm copying into selection buffer and not clipboard :) Jan 7, 2012 at 18:52
  • Ah, very well then, sorry for the confusion :)
    – slhck
    Jan 8, 2012 at 8:58


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.