Backspace (delete) key on Macbook to act as backward in Finder ?

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  1. cudo macrumors regular

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    Hi ,

    Is there a way to map backspace to act as a backward key in finder as it does in firefox ?

    Cheers
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It doesn't seem like you can map the delete key to anything in Finder.
     
  3. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so - I always thought you could but I guess not.

    There is probably some shortcut in doing this.
     
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  5. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    cmd does not do it in my case. i have read about this tweak somewhere but cannot remember where. bummer ! it would be so useful :apple:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Command+[ is the predefined shortcut.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    This is hard coded into the Finder. It must work on your machine...

    Are you pressing only ⌘? Are you holding it down when you press the left bracket key?

    It's "⌘-[" The Command key and left bracket ("[") simultaneously. Press ⌘ and keep it down while pressing [

    Forward, by the way, is ⌘-]
     
  8. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Yupp, its also the same technique when switching layers in photoshop :D
     
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  10. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    oki i was a bit of a bum :D yeah it does work folks ! Thank you very much..but is there a way to map this shortcut to backspace ? so i press just one button rather the the combination of two ?
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No. The delete key can't be used for user-specified KB shortcuts (in Finder at least).
     
  12. McGiord macrumors 601

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    i'm not sure but there are some free keyboard re-mapping applications that may help to accomplish this. There are some old threads about using other keyboard keys as forward delete, like using the small enter key on, or left option key to do different things in a MacBook. If I found them I'll post something later this week.
     

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