[qutebrowser] Help me change Control-W behavior.

Ryan Roden-Corrent ryan at rcorre.net
Wed Aug 3 14:43:18 CEST 2016

To follow up, this was just implemented in two recent PRs:


unix-filename-rubout deletes everything back to the previous /,
backward-delete-word deletes everything back to the last non-alphanumeric


On Fri 07/29/16 10:05PM, Ryan Roden-Corrent wrote:
> This PR [https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser/pull/1592] changed the
> behavior to match readline's unix-word-rubout. What you're looking for is what
> readline calls 'unix-filename-rubout'. You can press ctrl-backspace for this
> behavior, but it can't be rebound. I've filed an issue for this, as I find it
> useful as well: https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser/issues/1710.
> On Fri 07/29/16 04:19PM, Ernesto Gabriel wrote:
> > hey dev,
> > 
> > Before the latest update, pressing Control-W when there was prompt in the
> > statusbar deleted everything back to a slash or space.
> > Now, it deletes everything back to the space, and it's annoying because
> > when it prompts "save file to", it deletes the entire suggested path and
> > requires me to type in the path again.
> > How can I revert this behavior?
> > 
> > sincerely,
> > 
> > a fan of qutebrowser.

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