An open community 
of Macintosh users,
for Macintosh users.

FineTunedMac Dashboard widget now available! Download Here

Topic Options
#13733 - 01/14/11 12:06 PM MacBook Pro Keyboard
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
I recently got a MBP and noticed there is the DELETE button (which is expected to be on the keyboard).

However, I see that there is no BACKSPACE button (which can also be handy). Is there a way to toggle/shift the DELETE button to also function as a BACKSPACE button? (I thought maybe the FN button would do the trick but, alas, it is not so.)

Thanks.


JUST FOUND A SOLUTION. The following application allows for keyboard shortcuts of all sorts . . . including the one I discussed:

http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/

P.S. I use SHIFT + DELETE for the BACKSPACE/FORWARD DELETE function.


Edited by MG2009 (01/14/11 01:40 PM)
Edit Reason: Problem Solved

Top
#13757 - 01/15/11 07:22 AM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: MG2009]
dianne Offline

Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
MG,
Quote:
I thought maybe the FN button would do the trick but, alas, it is not so.

Holding down fn while tapping the delete key should allow you to forward delete.
_________________________
dianne • moderator

Back up everything you can't afford to lose – documents, mail, movies, music, photos, and other data and settings.

Top
#13763 - 01/15/11 03:54 PM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: dianne]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
. . . . and so it DOES!!!


(Honestly, FN was not doing it before which is why I went on a search for an application that would allow me to do so . . . OR I had lost my "last marble" . . . which IS quite possible!)

Top
#13770 - 01/16/11 10:11 AM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: MG2009]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Moreover, control-k will "kill" (cut) all text from the right of the cursor, up to the end of the current paragraph. Subsequently, control-y will "yank" (paste) that particular buffer to the (new) cursor location. Both control-k and control-y work independently of ⌘X (and ⌘C) and ⌘V.

Top
#13771 - 01/16/11 10:40 AM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: Hal Itosis]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09

There is such a pile of keyboard shortcuts that I tend to ignore most of them - lazy, I guess. It sure is nice, though, to have the really useful ones pointed out to me.

Thanks for the tip!!!

P.S. Is there a simplified, COMPLETE list of all shortcuts available (besides the one provided under Keyboard in SYSTEM PREFERENCES)?

Top
#13772 - 01/16/11 12:20 PM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: MG2009]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
_________________________
Jon

OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

Top
#13775 - 01/16/11 03:46 PM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: jchuzi]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Thanks a heap. cool

Top
#13776 - 01/16/11 07:38 PM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: jchuzi]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Odd... that page mentions control-k but not control-y (which gives control-k more utility). Command-V doesn't paste back what control-k cuts.

--{ posted from my iPad }--

Top
#13800 - 01/18/11 01:57 PM Re: MacBook Pro Keyboard [Re: Hal Itosis]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Like your new avatar, Hal.
_________________________
Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13"
2.4GHz, 750GB SATA HD, 8 GB RAM, OS 10.7.5
1 HDX1500 2TB Ext.HD, 2 HDX1500 1TB Ext.HD
HP Laserjet 6MP printing postscript via 10/100 Intel print server
Netgear WN2500RP Range Extender (Ira rocks!)
Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router
Brother MFC-9340CDW Color Laser
iPad Air

Top

Moderator:  alternaut, dianne, MacManiac