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    Shortcut for Delete in front of cursor key?
    Is there a keyboard shortcut on the mbp that allows you to delete the characters in front of the cursor?

    (ive tried cmd-delete, option-delete, & control-delete, but to no avail.)
    "Sure, I could compare PCs to Macs. But I make it a point to never argue about religion."

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    "fn + delete" should do it for you

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    nevermind...i figured it out:

    fn-delete

    the one combination i didnt try
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    thanks lukenn.... we must have posted at the same time
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukenn77 View Post
    "fn + delete" should do it for you
    Thank you very much to both of you, those are the little trick I as a recent switcher need to become aware of.

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    I use a program called Double Command to remap my backslash key (which i never use) to a forward delete...

    and just in case I wanted to type a backslash, backslash has been remapped to fn+backslash...

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    Thats perfect! Thanks for the tip
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