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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:43 am    Post subject: Delete key Reply with quote

I noticed that the iBook doesn't have a Delete key (deletes a character to the right of the cursor). There is a key labeled Delete but it acts more like a Backspace key (deletes character to the left of the cursor). I'm sure there has to be a way to simulate a Delete key. Anyone know how to?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fn + Backspace does it for me :D
I'm using a 15" Aluminium Powerbook
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pheelay wrote:
Fn + Backspace does it for me :D
I'm using a 15" Aluminium Powerbook




Beat me to it. :D



That works on my iBook2 (Dual USB) fyi.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange, this doesn't work on my Gentoo setup. I'm also using the iBook2 dual USB. Is there some kind of config file I can look at to add it in or change it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FlashLight wrote:
Strange, this doesn't work on my Gentoo setup. I'm also using the iBook2 dual USB. Is there some kind of config file I can look at to add it in or change it?





I don't remember adding or changing anything to make that work. In fact I just found out about it when you posted. :lol:

I know it works in KDE and Fluxbox maybe try messing around in your window manager to make it work.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using XFCE4. Doesn't work for me. Does it have anything to do with pbbuttonsd's config? I know there's something there about function keys first. What do you all have?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No special setup here. Fn + Backspace works on the console without X running. using standard pbbuttonsd config
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmodmap -e "keycode 108=Delete" // Makes the Numpad-Enter the "Delete"-Button

The little ENTER key becomes the Delete key, that deletes characters to the right of the cursor. You can set it to any key you want, I just think it's silly having 2 Enter keys so that's how I had mine setup.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lycander wrote:
xmodmap -e "keycode 108=Delete" // Makes the Numpad-Enter the "Delete"-Button

The little ENTER key becomes the Delete key, that deletes characters to the right of the cursor. You can set it to any key you want, I just think it's silly having 2 Enter keys so that's how I had mine setup.


Perfect! That solution worked for me. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fn+period (.) works as delete from left-to-right on a PowerBook G3, for those interested.

fn+backspace however does not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:19 pm    Post subject: fn+backspace Reply with quote

fn+backspace acts as delete since a few monthes, it's handled by the kernel. You need a quite recent 2.6 (2.6.5 or more, I think, but that could be 2.6.6) for this to work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: fn+backspace Reply with quote

colinleroy wrote:
fn+backspace acts as delete since a few monthes, it's handled by the kernel. You need a quite recent 2.6 (2.6.5 or more, I think, but that could be 2.6.6) for this to work.


This is correct, at least for vanilla kernels. It didn't work with default settings in 2.4.x kernels; I noticed it first with 2.6.4, I think.

Using the 'enter' key is an excellent suggestion, but on my iBook, I prefer to have that mapped to right-click (it's just above and to the right of the trackpad, after all).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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xmodmap -e "keycode 108=Delete" // Makes the Numpad-Enter the "Delete"-Button

What is the best way to make this happen each time I start X?

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