I have a large notepad file and want to delete the first half of the data. I am at the midpoint now, the point at which I must do a trick to delete all the data before it. What command can help me do this? If I just do it with the backspace, it will take forever! thanks!

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    At mid point, press Ctrl + Shift + Home - to select till the beginning. Then press 'Delete' or 'Backspace'. – Viral Jain Feb 5 '15 at 8:18

At your mid-position, Hold shift, press page up. It will select starting with your position all the way to the top. then press delete key.

If the last page (top most one will not select), keep pressing shift and use up-key the select the rest of it.

Crtl+shift home method usually works, but can be bugged in anything is bound to ctrl key.

  • And how much time I should press pageUp? This is not a good way to mark from point to the top or bottom! – Romeo Ninov Feb 5 '15 at 8:27
  • I found many situations of users where ctrl key was bound to other functions (and not usable for the C-S-home combo), thats why I offered the alternative. – Overmind Feb 5 '15 at 8:28
  • This is too heavy alternative. In such case is much easy to use mouse. And I am sorry, but Ctrl key is so much used so reassign it can be stupid! – Romeo Ninov Feb 5 '15 at 8:30
  • Well, users do very unexpected things. :D Anyway I'd recommend using an actual editor, notepad is very limited when it comes to text edit. A good editor will also have things line select from line no 2 line no & other similar things. Even an ancient MSDOS editor is more advanced than notepad. – Overmind Feb 5 '15 at 8:34

Click on the point where is the middle, then

Ctrl+Shift+Home, then Del

if you want to delete from midpoint to the top

Ctrl+Shift+End, then Del

if you want to delete from midpoint to the bottom

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