Holding down the delete key

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

  1. lukoson macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    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


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    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

    Jan 24, 2008
    that did it!

    thanks, that was driving me nuts!

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