Holding down the delete key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lukoson, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. lukoson macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi All,
    I'm wondering if there is any way to delete text quickly by holding down the delete key. This is one of the few frustrating things I have with OS X. Even when I use bootcamp and log on to windows I can open up word and then if I need to erase an entire sentence I can hold down the delete key and the cursor will delete things pretty quickly. I've noticed the same thing with the left and right arrow key. I know that I can use the apple key to erase full words and sometimes I use it but it be really nice to be able to just hold down the delete key. Is there any way to do this?:confused:
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

    zephead

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    #2
    I thought it was enabled by default, but here you go. It's in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane.
     

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  3. lukoson thread starter macrumors member

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    that did it!

    thanks, that was driving me nuts!
     

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