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C-h invokes backspace

I have just started using XTerm as my terminal and have found that in Emacs C-h invokes backspace. C-h does not do this with other programs under XTerm so it seems like an Emacs specific problem, I ...
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Why does BACKSPACE generate C-h?

When running emacs (v29.1) -nw on a ThinkPad X61 under FreeBSD 13.2, pressing Backspace generates C-h. The key is not bound to anything. Running C-h k BACKSPACE does not show DEL but C-h-h. Entering ...
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What is the sequence/chord/key used to backspace an Emacs Command

In Doom Emacs, I pressed SPC then pressed p instead of o. If I press Backspace key then it becomes DEL instead of backspacing p. This means Backspace key is one of the chords. How am I supposed to do ...
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I am writing Fortran code in emacs but the tab key behaviour changes in F90 mode. Can I change it back?

On loading a f90 file, emacs changes to F90 mode, which changes some emacs behaviours. When I press <tab> emacs inserts two spaces at the left margin. Now when I use the backspace key it deletes ...
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How to make backspace respect tab-stops when there is only preceeding white-space?

When pressing backspace, it deletes a single character, however, I would like it to go back the the previous tab-stop level in the case there is only preceding white-space.
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"Backspace" key sometimes also deletes forward in python-mode

Start Edit 1 To answer questions. Emacs Versions: GNU Emacs 25.2.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.21) of 2017-09-22, modified by Debian GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2019-...
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