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    Again, why should the Windows key marking be the authentic, standard, true version, when Apple had that key a decade before Microsoft did? I demand an answer.

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    Ha! Because Windows users are used to a delete key, that's why. Now if Mac made it a little easier for Windows users to migrate, Apple would have a larger share of the market.

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    This issue annoys me too.

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    but is apple was more like windows.. it wouldnt be an apple.
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    Again, since Apple invented the Delete key, and Microsoft copied it years later, why should the Microsoft version be the "real" version? I am asking for a logical argument, not just an appeal to the people.

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    I never knew this could be an issue. . . the Delete key on an Apple keyboard has the same functions as the Backspace key on a Windows machine keyboard.

    Additionally,

    To backspace a single character, press it once.

    To delete a word, Option + Delete

    To delete an entire line, Command + Delete

    Not sure how it works when using Bootcamp or a VM.

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    Since Apple invented the Delete key two decades ago, before Microsoft existed, I am wont to say that it is the correct way.

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    It's not that the Delete key is an issue, or annoying as an issue....it's just that as a converted Windows user, it does not perform as the only Delete key known to a Windows user would perform. This is after all, in the Newby/Switcher forum. No big deal one way or the other, because everyone still bought the Apple computer, right?? It's all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGirl View Post
    It's not that the Delete key is an issue, or annoying as an issue....it's just that as a converted Windows user, it does not perform as the only Delete key known to a Windows user would perform.
    Command+Delete holds the same function as pressing delete on a Windows keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuhnool View Post
    Command+Delete holds the same function as pressing delete on a Windows keyboard.
    Function-Delete .

    I can't believe a conversation about a single key on a keyboard is still going on 14 posts later (2010 posts)...
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