What am I working on right now? Probably the Sprog project [sourceforge.net].
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Here's a handy tip for Linux users: I have just learned that Ctrl-Backspace can be used for 'delete word' in many apps.
At the bash command prompt, Ctrl-W deletes the word to the left of the cursor (maybe an emacs convention?). A number of other applications support this keystroke but recently I've found that OpenOffice and Mozilla both close the current window in response to Ctrl-W. I found in the OpenOffice docs that Ctrl-Backspace performs the desired function and lo it works in Mozilla too!
The alternative of using Shift-Ctrl-Left to highlight the word and then Delete, has the side effect of copying the highlighted word onto the clipboard. This is a particularly bad side-effect when the whole point of deleting the word is to replace it with the contents of the clipboard