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Is there a way to delete on mac that functions the same as on a PC?

Asked by emilyrose (2269points) November 30th, 2007

I just got a new mac laptop and i’m still getting used to it. I miss the ability to delete text in FRONT of my cursor, rather than behind. so far I can only delete using the delete button and delete whats behind the cursor. do I just have to get used to this (no!) or am I missing something?

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ezraglenn's avatar

I just found this out by trying it, but apparently you can do this by holding “fn” and the deleted button. A lot of functions on the mac can be done in the opposite direction by holding certain keys, so I just tried holding various things (command, option, ctrl, shift, and finally fn) while pressing delete. Yay!

emilyrose's avatar

you rule. just tried it. thanks!!!

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