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"forward delete key" for PbG4
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HansAro
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Oct 17, 2001, 05:53 AM
 
I recently switched from PC to Mac and just love it.
However, there is however one thing that I miss, the "forward delete key". I know it is possible to get this function by fn+del but that is an awkward two-hand operation.
Is there a way of making one of the keys function as such? -Ideal would be to replace the function of the eject key (which practically never work anyway).

-don't know if it matters but I have the Swedish version of the keyboard and mainly run OS 10.1
     
oeyvind
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Oct 17, 2001, 09:35 AM
 
try fn-delete
     
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Oct 17, 2001, 09:44 AM
 
I know it is possible to get this function by fn+del but that is an awkward two-hand operation.
try fn-delete
<sigh>...be sure to read all of the post everyone! I do it too and jump the gun on replying, then I feel like a monkey

incidentally, check out versiontracker.com and search for "forward delete" and you'll find a program called powerdelete, which makes shift-spacebar a forward delete, although I don't know if you're running X.1 or not...it only runs in X.1, unfortunately
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Oct 17, 2001, 06:21 PM
 
Thanks for the suggestion. Works for me, but I just use the backwards-delete option.
     
JHromadka
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Oct 18, 2001, 02:20 PM
 
I too changed to the Mac from the PC and really miss the forward delete key. I like how in some apps like BBEdit shift+delete works, but I am glad that at least Fn+delete works now in 10.1 (didn't in 10.0.4). What I would really like is to assign forward delete to the extra enter key next to the space bar. I never use that key anyway. Anyone know how?
     
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Oct 19, 2001, 01:13 AM
 
First of all you should learn not to make so many misteaks.

Next you should learn that a certain percentage of misstakes can be ignored -- nobody will notice.

Finally, if you insist on deleting stuff, you should consider the macro program: QuicKeys. It will allow you to have any key do anything. In fact you might be able to program it to automatically forward delete 5 characters every five minutes. Then you can go about your work and forget about deleting things entirely!
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Oct 19, 2001, 06:05 PM
 
What I would really like is to assign forward delete to the extra enter key next to the space bar. I never use that key anyway. Anyone know how?
I actually use that key all the time, for confirming dialogues, sending instant messages etc.

To change it, you can (in OS9 anyhow) edit the system resources with ResEdit, but I don't know what specifically to do.

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