do you ever use the small enter button on MBP?

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Have you ever used the small button on MBP

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    it is a small button, next to the right Command key.
    to be honest, after 15 months of using this computer, today is the first time i noticed that i had such a button. i was trying to use it as a right Alt button as i usually do on a regular keyboard, and it performed the "enter" button function - that's how i "discovered" it.
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    all the time - it brings you to the top of the next text box when using InDesign.
     
  3. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    if you have something highlighted and hit that small enter button you can rename....actually it's the only way i know how to rename files and all i use that button for.
     
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Then you will be happy to know that the normal enter button does the excact same thing...:p
     
  5. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, in Photoshop when editing text, I need to press the small enter button to make the changes permanent...pressing the big enter button only adds a paragraph break.
     
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Never used it :S Probably never will. Same goes for the right command key, I use that for exposé :D
     
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    This button was there on my first generation MacBook but is no longer there on my new MacBook. I guess they realised that no one uses it. The scroll lock button is gone too :)
     
  8. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I have Adium configured so that Return makes a break and the message is sent with Enter - which actually has saved me from sending dumb messages numerous times.
     
  9. Meecrob macrumors member

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  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    how weird is it that right handers use the left command, shift key? ive never thought of that before LOL. i wonder if left handers use the left modifier keys also or the right.
     
  11. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You actually find caps lock useful? For what?
     
  12. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    I use it as a "forward delete" key using the free DoubleCommand program.

    Can someone tell me why Apple laptops don't have separate Delete and Backspace keys? Having to hold down the Function key while pressing Delete is just annoying!
     
  13. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I love the small enter key, use it all the time. I am pretty sure that I actually use it more than the large enter key.
     
  14. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

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    Never used in the 6 or 7 months since getting a MBP.
     
  15. claychicken macrumors newbie

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  16. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I have never used it in the 18 mos. I've had my MacBook. I had to look down and find it just to see what you were talking about.
     
  17. Swagfndr macrumors newbie

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    I did the exact same thing! LOL
     
  18. bogg macrumors 6502

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    I've got it remapped to act as a ALT key, so I use it all the time :D
     
  19. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    someone want to explain the best way to remap the small enter key to be froward delete?
     
  20. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Never used it. Honestly, when I saw the thread title I had to lean forward and look for the key.
     
  21. coolant113 macrumors 6502

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    The only time i used it was when i use to use the real AIM version on the mac.. because it would not reconize the return/enter button for some weird reason:apple::apple:
     
  22. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    As I said in my post above, use the DoubleCommand application - it's free and open source! It also allows you to remap other keys for various functions. Check out the screenshot below.

    You can download it from here:
    http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/

    Cheers :)
     

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  23. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    very cool thanks
     
  24. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    I use it when I'm on my friends MBP, coolant113.
     
  25. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    lmfao.... I had never noticed it till just now.....
     

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