So apparently I missed a shortcut key combination way back when and when it was shown to me today I was impressed. Seeming it is probably 20 years old I was a little embarrassed.  Well here it is:

Pressing "Ctrl + Backspace" deletes entire words so you don’t have to hold down "Backspace." I went years without knowing this. Hopefully this is enlightening for some!

I came across this tip on Reddit and while typing this post used it in:

  1. Windows Live Writer
  2. Firefox
  3. and Word 2003

So chances are it works everywhere. I will never get my lost productivity back but maybe there is still time for you! Did you know about this? Why didn’t you tell me?