|How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||DdoubleD||9/6/10 7:08 AM|
Is there a way to UNDO a deletion of a block of text when composing/replying to an email?
Sometimes when I am typing on my crummy laptop, some combination of (accidental) touch to the mouse pad with keystrokes causes large portions of my text to disappear, as if I had blocked the text and hit delete. It is so frustrating when the portion turns out to be 75% or more of my message!!! I type pretty quick and it messes up my train of thought when I have to resubmit my thoughts to the edit box. Sometimes I just abort the reply/message because so much was lost. I am aware of the "save draft" feature and it doesn't help me because I can type a large paragraph in less than a minute, and sometimes it will save over the buffered draft before I can recover it anyway.
Regardless of my laptops shortcomings, why is there not an undo in the edit window for typing error; or is there, and I have just never found it?
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||John 5||9/27/10 8:11 AM|
Just found this in another forum post - use Ctrl-Z to undo, and Ctrl-Y to redo. Works like a champ!
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||DdoubleD||9/27/10 8:16 AM|
John 5, many thanks!
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||GerritM||12/4/10 1:22 PM|
Ctrl-Z appears to undo the last actions with a limitation of ~100 actions. It is quite useful! Would be nice if the number of undo steps would be larger.... I would even suggest to add an undo link/button to the edit toolbar.
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||giallograle||12/12/10 5:55 AM|
Ctrl+z doesn't do anything on my pc except either open a new browser window, or put a 'Z' into the text.
Typical Google - no button to push either...
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||wanderingstar||1/12/11 1:47 PM|
This happens to me all the time - I am not sure what I am doing that causes several pp to disappear. Control z works sometimes. Not always. They really need an undo button. Can anyone tell me what causes this to happen so I can be more careful?
|Re: How do you undo text deletions when composing a message?||wdurham||1/13/11 5:09 AM|
Ctrl-Z is the universal cross-platform keyboard shortcut for Undo, and as such works in all browsers.
Just like Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V are for copy and paste. (Or, of course, Cmd-Z, C and V for Mac users. )
Though I can't imagine how many errors you would have to have made to want to Undo more than 100 actions! ;-)
If you want a clickable Undo in GMail, you usually have two choices as well as the keyboard shortcut:
1. Right click in your text box and choose Undo from the context menu
2. Enable your browser's menu bar and use Undo from there.