But many Mac users have asked how to enable one-button deleting in Finder, and few answers are forthcoming.
It would be nice, I thought, if the DELETE key performed the function printed on the key, which is defined as "removing data from a computer's memory"—as it does on Windows and other operating systems. Thankfully, there is a simple, many-stepped solution for this extremely minor inconvenience. Here's what you do:.
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A simple, six-step process in order to make "Delete" perform the function printed on the key. Where we're going, we don't need email.
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But, what if you wanted to forward delete on Mac rather then delete text backwards? Is it possible?
And you can do it with just a simple keyboard shortcut! Rather than backspacing, forward deleting will allow you to delete text from left to right, rather than from right to left as you may be accustomed to. To forward delete, just press and hold the Fn function key on your keyboard while you press the Delete key, and your cursor will delete text in the opposite direction that it usually does without pressing the Fn key.