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Old 05-21-2002, 08:55 PM   #1
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Stupid question - how to delete forward?

I am a brand new Mac user (OS X) and a long-time Windows user. How do I delete forward?! The delete key deletes backward!

PS: If there's a better place to post messages like this - and I am sure there'll be more - please let me know.
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Old 05-21-2002, 09:07 PM   #2
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1st: Welcome!

2nd: Forward delete works OK for me; I just tried it in TextEdit, BBEdit and AppleWorks. You are using the 'del' key, or is this a PowerBook without that?

3rd: I'll move this to 'System', since that seems the most appropriate area.
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Old 05-21-2002, 10:11 PM   #3
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on some keyboards, the forward delete key is to the right of the backslash key \ in the 'page keys' block ::: above the cursor keys.

wherever it is, if it is, it looks like |X> and may say 'del'

on an original Ti PB, forward delete is fn-delete, that is the function key, lower left, and the delete key, upper right.
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Old 05-22-2002, 08:47 AM   #4
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I am using a Powerbook. Is there a delete forward key on a Powerbook?

Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2002, 10:15 AM   #5
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check versiontracker here:
http://versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12175&db=mac

and you should be able to forward delete into infinity...

works on my iBook...
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Old 05-22-2002, 10:17 AM   #6
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Just press fn + backward delete.
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Old 05-22-2002, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Here's how...

Good job on switching to Mac. The world needs more people like you.

If you've got any Mac laptop since the G3 Series, forward delete is accomplished by holding down the function (fn) key to the left of control in the bottom left-hand corner and pressing delete.

Either that or you could use ResEdit to modify your keymapping so F11 or some unused key if forward delete. If you're new to the Mac though, I would try to adapt myself to function-delete instead.
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Old 05-22-2002, 12:11 PM   #8
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Thanks very much all.

Does anyone know of a forum or other site where people like me (Windows users turned Mac) can get support for silly questions? There seem to be significant differences between Windows and Mac, and I can think of so many more questions to ask!

K.
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Old 05-22-2002, 12:45 PM   #9
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Well, actually, this one's not too bad. I think you'll find many of us here have extensive experience on both platforms.

Also MacWindows is an excellent crossplatform resource.
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Old 06-03-2002, 06:52 PM   #10
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Hi

Here's a few

http://new.macfixitforums.com/php/po...=&Board=Forum8
(for new users)
http://www.macworld.com/cgi-bin/ubb/...assCookie=true
http://forums.maccentral.com/wwwthre...?returnto=none
http://discussions.info.apple.com/we...79.Kw1gajQfhoz^0@.ee6b280

Congratulations and enjoy.

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Old 06-04-2002, 07:07 PM   #11
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Thanks Louise - very helpful.
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