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xsphat
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Jun 28, 2007, 11:58 PM
 
My keyboard doesn't have a forward delete key, so what is the short cut, if any, for that? By the way, it doesn't have a Fn key either.

It is the Apple Desktop Bus keyboard that shipped with the Apple II GS, circa 1987.

     
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:01 AM
 
ctrl-d
     
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:18 AM
 
Judging from the looks of things a forward delete key is the least of your worries
     
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
ctrl-d
It should work in any Cocos app. Some Carbon apps have their own shortcuts, some don't have any.
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Jun 29, 2007, 02:37 PM
 
I found out the hard way that Mac laptops use "Fn-Delete" for forward delete, while Delete by itself does a backspace.

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Jun 29, 2007, 03:26 PM
 
Delete is also backspace on Mac desktops.
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Jun 29, 2007, 05:21 PM
 
So there's a separate, "forward delete" key on desktop keyboards?

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Jun 29, 2007, 06:01 PM
 
Yeah, there has always been one on the extended keyboards. I think the little iMac keyboard had one too.
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Jun 29, 2007, 06:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
It should work in any Cocos app. Some Carbon apps have their own shortcuts, some don't have any.
I don't think he has to worry about Cocoa apps. He doesn't have a keyboard that would be used on an OS X capable Mac.
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Jun 29, 2007, 07:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
I don't think he has to worry about Cocoa apps. He doesn't have a keyboard that would be used on an OS X capable Mac.
Oh, heh. I guess I must have skipped to the latest end without actually looking at the OP.
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
I don't think he has to worry about Cocoa apps. He doesn't have a keyboard that would be used on an OS X capable Mac.
I use this keyboard every day with my MacBook. Every key works, even in Windows via Boot Camp.
     
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:26 PM
 
I have an iMate ADB to USB adapter.

I am a keyboard junky, and I like the old style mechanisms better than anything you'll pay less than a hundred American for.

An in case you are wondering, the power button brings up the shut down menu in OS X 10.4.10 and XP Pro.
     
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Jun 29, 2007, 11:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
ctrl-d
Thank you! I would have never guessed that short cut and I couldn't find anywhere online.
     
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Jul 2, 2007, 01:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by xsphat View Post
I have an iMate ADB to USB adapter.

I am a keyboard junky, and I like the old style mechanisms better than anything you'll pay less than a hundred American for.

An in case you are wondering, the power button brings up the shut down menu in OS X 10.4.10 and XP Pro.
That is just too cool

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Jul 3, 2007, 06:57 PM
 
Thank you - - e r i k - -, I was starting to think no one was going to believe me.
     
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Jul 3, 2007, 08:40 PM
 
Wow, you have a 20 year old keyboard and still works?! Mine, from Kensington or MacAlly crap out on me at about 7-8 months. Admittedly I'm rather ham-fingered, but I may just look at getting one like yours on eBay. Thanks, helpful info.
     
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Jul 3, 2007, 09:08 PM
 
I have never had a keyboard die on me in my life.
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Jul 3, 2007, 11:34 PM
 
I have a couple of these now, and I don't go through keyboards like you do anymore. The old ones are bullet-proof.
     
   
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