Delete Help Please

illegal amigo

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Jul 25, 2005
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Hi, I just switched today and was wondering how to delete to the right of the cursor. There's the backspace/delete key in the top right, but that deletes from right to left. I'm looking for a way to delete from left to right like the Windows delete key. If possible, I wouldn't mind remapping this second enter button (to the left of the arrow keys) as a left-to-right-delete subsitute. Is this possible? I hope I was clear.

Thanks.
 

mad jew

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You're on an iBook, right? Try typing FN-DELETE where FN is the key in the bottom left hand corner.

On Apple desktops there is a specific FORWARD-DELETE key under the HELP key. :)
 
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illegal amigo

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Perfect! Thank you, that was exactly what I was looking for. I think I'm going to get a USB keyboard for my desk. While there's nothing wrong with the iBook keyboard, I just think I'd prefer the permanency of a seperate keyboard. Thanks again!
 
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mad jew

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No problems. I've had an iBook for about two years now and to be honest, I'm finding it hard to go back to normal keyboards. I'm used to typing really lightly.
 
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PlaceofDis

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mad jew said:
No problems. I've had an iBook for about two years now and to be honest, I'm finding it hard to go back to normal keyboards. I'm used to typing really lightly.
i had been using my Powerbook keyboard for a looooong time and i found that i missed the clicks it made while typing, now at least im used to switching between my BT KB and PB KB whenever i have too..... full size works better for me though, gotta love the num pad
 
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illegal amigo

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Actually, does anyone know how to remap keys on the iBook? I checked Google but it just led me to some vague instructions. If I could make the enter key to the left of the arrows a forward delete, my day would be made.
 
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After G

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try looking at this page

http://www.snark.de/index.cgi/0007

*edit*
after reading it, it may not work on the current 'Books. But I didn't read closely enough to find out, and you may find it works for you. Still, I am not sure I would try it. Good thing the pref pane in Tiger does the mapping I want for me (caps lock to no action). Good luck!
 
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