153158 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2006 1:24 PM by JasonFear
it drove me crazy too. There is no delete key, but the combination Fn-Backspace acts like a normal delete key. Annoying, but you get used to it.
Now if I could just figure out why my Spanish keyboard has a weird key to the right of the right-apple key that seems to act just like the Return key . . .
Hi EnergieB and welcome to Apple Discussions,
The Delete button works as Backspace as you have already figured out.
The PC way of deleting on a mac is by pressing fn+delete.
You can click here for more information onMac OS X keyboard shortcuts
MacBook Pro 2.0GHz and iBook G3 900MHz Mac OS X (10.4.6) 1GB (MPB), 256MB RAM (iB)
Hi, I agree it can be confusing and I am a european user of the MacBook Pro also.
As far as I can tell Apple on their laptops use designate 'DELETE' as the 'BACKSPACE' key above the 'RETURN' key. On a more full size keyboard for the iMac for example both a 'DELETE' key and a 'BACKSPACE' key is provided by not on the laptops.
So I think you will have to get used to clicking or using your arrow keys to the section you want to delete from and use the Backspace key to delete instead.
Unless another smart Apple User here can provide us both with a possible 'HOTKEY' that will enable deletion?
Good luck on the switch. I know I initially struggled with the layout change of many things. If I could give one recommendation/word of advice it would be:
"Learn shortcut keys."
As a Windows user of 15 years, I had become reliant on my mouse (and the occasional alt/tab keys) that I never really explored the world of keyboard shortcuts.
After taking several weeks to finally get the hang of all the various keyboard shortcuts I zip through things now, almost rarely use my mouse except when an ease to use (or remember) keyboard shortcut is available.
Good links already posted above, just more of my 2 cents.