Is there a keyboard shortcut to delete the last vertex created when making a line or polygon in ArcMap?

Basically the same functionality as right clicking and then picking "Delete Vertex"

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    Ctrl+Z similar to many others
    – FelixIP
    Feb 13, 2017 at 0:24

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CtrlZ is the standard Windows shortcut for undo, which works in ArcGIS Desktop.

See Keyboard shortcuts that can be used while editing

Also have a look at Keyboard shortcuts in ArcMap for more shortcuts that will work in ArcGIS, and the printable ArcGIS Desktop Tips and Shortcuts PDF.


As I was working on ArcMap 10.1 and 10.2 there was also a Backspace key working to delete last vertices, while continuing drawing. I guess it should be available in other versions too.

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