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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2007
    how to make delete button??
    On my macbook pro, when i select a file and hit the delte button on the keyboard, nothing happens to the file. How can i make it doing that action would delete the file?

    This is my first mac, so i really am used to that feature from windows.

  2. #2

    Cap'n Ahab's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2007
    The sea
    MBP CD 2.16Ghz, 2GB, 100GB HD, 15.4", 256 MB vram

    First, tap the file with the mouse so it's selected. Then, hold the command key down and hit the delete key with the command key depressed. The Command keys are on either side of the space bar, where the windows button would be on a PC. They have the apple logo on them and a square with four loops. The file should then go to the trash bin. You can also tap with two fingers to open file properties and send it to the trash that way, or just drag it there.

    The Command key can be used like the control key in Windows, you can select non sequential files with it as well, for deletion by holding it down and using the mouse to click on the next file you want. That way, multiple files can be selected.

    I had that same exact question right after I converted to the church of Mac!

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    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    you can also just drag the file to Trash.

  4. #4

    copper7op's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2007
    any idea how to do this in windows? I'm running XP Pro and I'd LOVE to turn my F12 into a Del key, especially for logging into a domain (ctrl-alt-del to login)
    Macbook Pro 2.2 SR

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    kgeier82's Avatar
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    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    in windows you have to use the FN key on the laptop.

    if using an external keyboard, its just normal, unless its a mac keyboard.
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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