Press and Hold Delete Key in Android/Gboard

Steps to reproduce

Using Android, if you place your cursor at the end of a sentence and then press and hold the delete key.

Expected result

Words are deleted one by one.

In the past when you press and held the delete key, the text was deleted word by word. If you knew that three words needed be deleted, you could press and hold and just count the number of haptic pulses that you would feel and then release the delete key. Now, I need to press the delete key and wait a long time before the words are eliminated.

Actual result

If you place your cursor at the end of a sentence and then press and hold the delete key, characters are deleted one at a time.

Environment

  • Operating system: Android 12
  • Debug info:
    Operating system: android 12 (Google Pixel 6 Pro)
    Login status: not logged in
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 1
    Safe mode: off
    Plugins installed: 2
    Plugins enabled: 0
    Version: 1.1.0 (38) API v0.13.24

Additional information

This bug was introduced with the most recent version 1.1.0 (38). API v0.13.24.

This report was repro’d with third-party plugins off. I don’t have any custom CSS.

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Which keyboard are you using?

I’m using Microsoft SwiftKey. But Google Keyboard shows the same behavior.