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Delete key??????????


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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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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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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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