PhpStorm 8 brings smarter Backspace key behavior: it doesn’t just remove indents and white spaces, but does so according to your code style settings.
This new setting called Smart Backspace Indent makes editing code much more convenient. Feel free to slam it repeatedly and don’t worry about breaking code style. Unwanted spacing is removed much quicker:
The setting is enabled by default, but you can toggle it from Settings/Preferences | Editor | Smart Keys:
Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains PhpStorm Team