Is there a "del" key on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peterjun, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. peterjun macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    I'm so used to hitting it on the PC I was wondering if there was a del key for the MBP. I'm not talking about the Delete key.
  2. cavemonkey50 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2007
    Allentown, PA
    Hold function (fn) while pressing the delete key and it will function like a "del" key.
  3. klex macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    You can also use a freeware called "doublecommand (google it). It lets you remap your keyboard. I have remapped mine such that the small enter key next to the left arrow key now functions as a "del" button. This does not affect the larger enter/return key.

    As an FYI, being a fairly new switcher, I have also remapped my cmd/apple key and ctrl, such that I can now do ctrl+c, ctrl+a and ctrl+v for copy and paste. My fingers couldn't get used to moving one button over so this was helpful for me.
  4. peterjun thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Thanks guys for the suggestions. I think that is a good idea since I never use the smaller enter key (I just realized that it was there lol).

    Yea, I still get mixed between the fn, ctrl, option, and apple keys... Guess it just takes a little time to get used to.

    One more thing: when using expose is there a way to program F9 and F10 without holding onto the the fn key? I rarely need to use the keyboard light adjustment keys.
  5. klex macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    You can go to system prefs -> keyboard mouse -> Keyboard tab -> check the box that says "Use the F1-F12 keys to control...". BEWARE however that this changes all the F-keys. Try it out and see if you like it.
  6. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    Just use hot corners and leave the function keys as is. System Prefs. > Dashboard & Exposé.

    I have:
    Upper Left: Start Screen Saver
    Lower Left: Dashboard
    Upper Right: All Windows
    Lower Right: App Windows

    For show desktop, F11 is free on both my BT keyboard and my MBP, so no need.
  7. klymr macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    I had a hard time remembering the CMD key. Now I find myself using the ALT key on this D*ll at work. Hehe. I love the CMD key...It's so much easier to use.
  8. Avgustina macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010

    Hi, I’ve just made my DEL key work on its own without pressing Fn Del. Thank God☺! At VM Preferences-Keyboard&Mouse- (+) button to add, From: Delete
    To: Fn Delete (Forward Delete).
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    What does the "del" key do anyway? Is it like the Esc key, if it is, why don't you use the Esc key?

  10. NMO macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Start-up Chime

    have you had any feedback from people who have tried the tool to eliminate the start-up chime? It annoys the hell out of me !
  11. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    Holy old thread, but the kill the start up chime thing worked for me...
  12. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Anyone currently using the above delete key software suggestion?

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