Chrome 86.0, released 6 October 2020, and rolling out over the last few days, appears to have a regression which stops Backspace from working whenever a Keyman keyboard is active. This issue also affects the same version of Microsoft Edge browser.
Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111 is now available which reverts the change which caused this issue.
If this problem impacts you, please vote for this Chromium issue.
- Use an alternate browser, such as Firefox.
- Pressing Backspace multiple times will sometimes work. Not a great solution, I know!
- Select the word or segment and then use the Delete key to delete the word/segment instead of the Backspace key
- Select a non-Keyman keyboard to delete text (!)
Follow the Keyman bug report.