Is there a "del" key on MacBook Pro?

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

  1. peterjun macrumors member

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    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

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    Hold function (fn) while pressing the delete key and it will function like a "del" key.
     
  3. klex macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Cheerz!:D
     
  10. NMO macrumors newbie

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    Start-up Chime

    mrsir,
    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

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    Holy old thread, but the kill the start up chime thing worked for me...
     
  12. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Anyone currently using the above delete key software suggestion?
     

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