ibook ctrl + alt + (where the hell is the delete???)

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  1. i_wolf macrumors regular

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    just messing around with an iBook yesterday. Maybe im completely blind or something but there is no delete key???
    Is there any key combo that provides same. I know that for the hash key i have to alt + 3 . Is there anything else like this on the ibook keyboard?? Does the powerbook have a backspace and a delete key.
    Thankfully the delete key may not be that important since you never have to punch control + alt + delete !!! ;)
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    delete key is on the upper right hand corner. what's the problem? :D

    i assume you are referring to the "del" key of PCs, where the character to the right gets erased as opposed to "backspace" which is labeled as "delete" in Macs - and erases characters to the left.

    Mac's "del" key equivalent is fn-delete.

    fn key is on the bottom left. delete key is on the upper right.
     
  3. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    For the iBook keyboard, you have to do fn+delete. The closest equivelent on a Mac to ctr+alt+del is apple+option+esc.
     
  4. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Control-Alt-Delete is the Windows escape command.

    Its Mac equivalent is Command(apple)-option-escape(esc)
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Wow, that fn+delete is really cool. And I thought I knew everything :rolleyes:.
     
  6. poisonmonkey macrumors newbie

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    But if you are looking to do a keyboard restart you have to press:

    CTRL + Command (Apple) + Eject

    if you're looking for the Program Manager

    goto:
    ~/Applications/Ulitities/Activity Monitor
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    If you need to force-quit an application because it's crashed, press Cmd-Option-Esc. If you want to reboot the whole system, press Ctrl-Cmd-Power. If you need to press Option (Alt)-3 to get a hash, then you must be using a UK keyboard.
     
  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    what does fn-deleate do? It seems to do nothing on my powerbook.
     
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    It deletes the character to the right of the cursor, instead of the left.
     

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