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mckyvlle

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Nov 21, 2007
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Is it possible to remap the Eject-key to forward delete (fn+delete) on the SR MacBook?

The Eject-key doesn't do very much for me. I would use it more often if it could unmount disk images, but I rather have a single key for forward delete if that's possible.
 

Osprey

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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Is it possible to remap the Eject-key to forward delete (fn+delete) on the SR MacBook?

The Eject-key doesn't do very much for me. I would use it more often if it could unmount disk images, but I rather have a single key for forward delete if that's possible.

I can't answer your question, but wow that would really be nice if possilbe. Hope someone answers.
 
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chunkdude

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Nov 6, 2007
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im with your on this one. im definately interested in remapping the eject key and the FN key
 
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mckyvlle

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Nov 21, 2007
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I also need a forward "delete" key on my MacBook...unfortunately I don't know how to do what you are suggesting.

I have looked at DoubleCommand, which can remap other keys, but not the Eject key. Also, Santa Rosa MacBooks do not have the "Enter" key to the right of the Spacebar, instead it is replaced with a Option key. So no option to remap the Enter key as Forward Delete. :(
 
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LoneWolf121188

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I have looked at DoubleCommand, which can remap other keys, but not the Eject key. Also, Santa Rosa MacBooks do not have the "Enter" key to the right of the Spacebar, instead it is replaced with a Option key. So no option to remap the Enter key as Forward Delete. :(
Really? The MBPs do...

You guys know you can do a forward delete with Fn-Del, right? Its not quite as useful as a single button, but its really not that bad because in a typing position, your pinky can easily reach the Fn key as you go up to hit the Del key.
 
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mckyvlle

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Really? The MBPs do...

You guys know you can do a forward delete with Fn-Del, right? Its not quite as useful as a single button, but its really not that bad because in a typing position, your pinky can easily reach the Fn key as you go up to hit the Del key.

MacBooks used to have then Enter key to the right of the Spacebar. This key is deleted and changed to an Option key during the Santa Rosa update. That update removed the embedded number pad from the keyboard. (So no Numlock key on F6 either.)

I do know about Fn+Del gives forward delete. But 1 key > 2 keys ;)
 
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theman

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Jul 26, 2007
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I use DoubleCommand to remap the little enter key at the bottom as forward delete. I don't think you can use it to map the eject key though.
 
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mckyvlle

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Nov 21, 2007
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This can be done.

Download Ukulele, create a new keylayout.
Base it on a US layout (downloadable here: http://wordherd.com/keyboards/)
Map the F12 key to ( )
Put this in your Users/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder

Cool! Thanks! I'll try it out.

I use DoubleCommand to remap the little enter key at the bottom as forward delete. I don't think you can use it to map the eject key though.

No, the new Santa Rosa MacBooks no longer have the Enter key at the bottom near the spacebar.
 
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ozymandius

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Mar 6, 2008
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Ukulele

Did anyone figure out how to use this program. I want to remap the second alt/option button on the new mbp's the one on the right to forward delete.

if anyone can help i would really appreciate it!! :)
 
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phaseIV

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Mar 6, 2008
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Probably KeyRemap4MacBook does what you want, it has numerous keyboard remap options.
If not, you can always post a request to the developer, he's very friendly and responsive.

Visit KeyRemap4MacBook website

(And in case you wonder... yes, the program also works for Macbookpro's.)
 
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jdiamond

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Dec 17, 2008
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DoubleCommand also remaps right option key....

Did anyone figure out how to use this program. I want to remap the second alt/option button on the new mbp's the one on the right to forward delete.

if anyone can help i would really appreciate it!! :)

GUYS, just install DoubleCommand -> it is operated through the System Preferences dialog and automatically activates. You can use it to map Forward delete to either the little ENTER key *OR* the right option key. There's nothing to it!
 
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hobbbz

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Mar 8, 2005
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Does anyone know of a way to turn the (Late 2008 MBP) 2nd option key into an enter key?

I'm used to having this from my old machine and use it to accept changes in Photoshop.
 
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C64

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Sep 3, 2008
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It works here too, but the key doesn't seem to repeat when you keep it pressed. So you need to press it for each character that you want to forward delete. Is there a way to change this too?
 
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Bisz

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Apr 19, 2010
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ON, Canada
I think that not including the forward delete key is a big mistake by Mac, a lot of people use it on a regular basis and having to use a 2 key combination, especially when the 2 keys are so far away from each other is not an acceptable solution. I spent just a few minutes using BetterToughTool trying to do this sort of remap, with no luck, I'll definitely be trying the solutions suggested here when I get home today. Thanks everyone.

Update:

Right option key is now forward delete. This could not be simper than with KeyRemap4MacBook!
 
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