|Dec 27, 2012, 11:55 AM||#1|
Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work in Windows?
I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro, and I have it configured to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to login.
There's no "Del" key on the MacBook Pro. There is a "Delete" key, but that's equivalent to "Backspace" in Windows. So I have to press Fn+Delete on the MacBook Pro in order to simulate the Windows "Del" key.
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn+Delete works on the Windows login screen, but I noticed that Ctrl+Alt+Delete works too. That means Windows is accepting Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, and it shouldn't accept that on the login screen.
Last edited by slapple; Dec 27, 2012 at 06:06 PM.
|Dec 27, 2012, 02:59 PM||#2|
Ctrl-Alt-(Macbook Pro Delete key) has always worked as Ctrl-Alt-Del for me, both on the login screen and in normal Windows 7 use. It's probably a part of Apple's Boot Camp drivers.
Late 2011 MacBook Pro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 GB RAM | 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD | Mac OS X 10.10.1 | Windows 8.1
iPhone 5 | 32 GB | iOS 8.1.1 | Jailbroken | Verizon
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