Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To Edit Text in a Field


  1. Select the text in the field to edit:

    Characters - Drag from the first character to the last character

    Word - Double-click the word

    Line - Triple-click the line

    Multiline - Quadruple-click the field

    To deselect text, click an empty area in the window.

  2. Type the replacement text.


  1. Press Tab, Shift+Tab, or the arrow keys until you reach the field.

  2. Use the editing keys to edit the field's contents, then type the replacement text.

    Arrow key - Move the text insertion cursor

    Backspace - Delete the character to the left of the cursor

    Delete or Delete char - Delete the character to the right of the cursor

    Control+Delete or Control+Delete char - Delete from the cursor to the end of the line

  3. Press Control+Tab to move keyboard focus out of the text field.