Smart Keyboard - No "delete" function?

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  1. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    On my Magic Keyboard, I can "delete" but putting the cursor at the beginning of the text to be deleted and press Fn+Delete. This deletes whatever is to the right of the cursor.

    Is this completely impossible to do when typing on the Smart Keyboard (it doesn't have a Fn key)? Or is there some other way to do it?
     
  2. Jaypato macrumors newbie

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  3. matt2053 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm typing on one right now, so I'm quite aware :)

    I'm asking about deleting text to the right of the cursor. Thanks.
     
  4. Cyroceon, May 19, 2016
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    Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    The OP clearly states that he is looking to delete "text to the right of the cursor", and you two rehash the fact that the delete key (which acts as a "backspace" key) is the key he's looking for.

    Unfortunately, I have the same issue and don't believe this can be done. I usually use the arrows to navigate over to the right of the letter I want to delete and then use the delete key to delete the letter(s) to the left.
     
  5. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry. I actually wanted to delete my post, I really wasn't trying to be snarky.
    There doesn't seem to be a delete post option, at least one I don't see.

    I apologize if it came off as such.
     
  6. jeremiah256 macrumors 6502a

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    Try "Control+D" or "Control+Delete". I don't have my iPad and keyboard in front of me right now, so can't be sure which one.
     
  7. Hevelius macrumors member

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    Sadly I don't think this can be done.
     
  8. matt2053 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, everyone, for confirming. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I just use that function a lot on my MacBook so I guess I'll just have to get used to a little bit of a different approach on my iPad Pro. Thanks!
     
  9. Jaypato macrumors newbie

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    I said that "tongue-in-cheek" - it was a smart-ass answer.
     
  10. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    Does your delete key make a different sound than the rest of the keys when pressed? Mine makes a clicking sound whereas the rest are very muted.
     
  11. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    I know that on my wireless Apple keyboard the FN+Delete gives a "delete" ability. I'm assuming that, if apple didn't include any Function keys on the ASK, that there's no FN key, right? Surely they still included the ability to do it with some other keyboard key combination?
     
  12. matt2053 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's the big question! Since there is no FN key, there's no way to perform the shortcut. So far I've found no substitute shortcut, either. Bummer!
     
  13. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    We should all go to the apple.com/feedback page and request the addition of a true delete key functionality on the ASK. Control+D SHOULD work, but it doesn't.
     

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