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    my delete button wont work!
    i dont know what i did but my delete button wont work and the only way it'll work is if i press "shift" and "delete" at the same time... someone help me out because this is annoying

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    Using it in what context? Deleting text, files, etc, all?
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    text (typing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyril View Post
    text (typing)
    The delete key on a Mac, works like a backspace key on a Windows machine. You can use it like a delete key if you use it in tandem with Fn.
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    but i want to just simply press delete rather than press shift and delete at the same time. any suggestions as to what i can do to fix it?

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    You can't. If you want to use it like a delete key you have to press the "Fn" key along with the "delete" key.
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    so if im typing something and i made a mistake, the only way i can go and erase it is if i press delete and shift or delete and fn at the same time? i cant simply press delete? do you think the apple store could help me?

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    No, you make a mistake and press backspace.

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    Backspace on windows = delete on mac
    delete on windows = fn + delete on mac

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