Remapping Keyboard to have the Windows "Delete Key"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Luigi239, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Macbook, and I want to be able to remap a key to have it act like the equivilent of a PC's delete key. Is there a way to do this?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Press Fn+Delete to get the forward-delete (a.k.a. "PC delete") functionality.

    This has been talked about a lot. Please try searching next time.
     
  3. Luigi239 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but I know that you can do that. What I was talking about is having a dedicated key, such as remaping the, say, enter key (by command) to that function.

    Regaurdless, I will do a search. Thanks.
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Ah, I see. Sorry. Normally there's a lot of people asking how to get that key to behave like reverse-delete (not knowing about the Fn+ trick).

    Remapping system keys...I'm not sure what could do that. I use Quicksilver for all my shortcut key needs, but I'm not sure that would work in this case.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think this can do it, although it's not one of the default clickable options.

    http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/

    Two threads about this in one day!
     
  6. JPhilipoom macrumors newbie

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    Success

    Read this post looking for an answer and didn't get one.

    The answer is DoubleCommand

    It is a free download that gives you another preference pane. One of the options is to swap fn+delete to Delete.

    James
     
  7. mortenandersen, Apr 9, 2011
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    mortenandersen macrumors 6502

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    Does this solution also work for iPad bluetooth keyboard?

    Does this solution also work for the Apple wireless, bluetooth keyboard that I will be using for my iPad2 with iOS?
     
  8. fromcristobal macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know, you can't remap keys on an iPad. Remember you don't actually remap the keyboard, but the system It's running with.
     

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