In the version 21.0.1432.0 of Opera, Ctrl+Backspace removes the last directory of the path component of the current URL (and I'm leaving the current page when using this shortcut). So I can't use Ctrl+Backspace for simple removal of the last word from the input field where I am typing now. Is there any way to return the previous behaviour?

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    "Ctrl+Backspace" is actually a great feature, unless you're in a form editing. – Spiff May 7 '14 at 6:56
  • Indeed it is bug. Opera should be smart enough to not use that short when a textbox is focused. – PHPst Jun 4 '14 at 11:31

You can re-define the ParentDirectory action that has Ctrl+Backspace for the shortcut, in the file Preferences.
Release version: %APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Preferences
Developer version: %APPDATA%\Opera Software\Opera Developer\Preferences
For example, add as follows:

"Keybindings": {
  "Basic": {
    "ParentDirectory": [ "Ctrl+Shift+Backspace" ]

Close Opera and backup the file Preferences before editing it.

  • I have tried this method but it breaks the Preferences file and Opera auto-renames it to "Preferences.bad" and creates a new Preferences file. This is my entire keybindings part, please tell me what's wrong: "Keybindings": { "Basic": { "ParentDirectory": [ "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace" ] } "Settings": { "AdvancedEnabled": false } } – Ynhockey May 13 '14 at 9:53

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