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Where is the delete button or is there only the backspace button?

Mac newbie here! Loving it though! How will I ever go back to windows :)

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»How will I ever go back to windows?« – Simple. By installing Windows again (and attaching a proper mouse) :-þ –  Joey Jun 3 '10 at 10:24
    
I will only use Windows again if I am obligated to at work...otherwise I am now completely Mac converted :) –  TheLearner Jun 3 '10 at 10:37
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@thelearner: except for the keyboard :), @Johannes Rössel: hehe. –  akira Jun 3 '10 at 12:15
    
hehe yeah baby steps –  TheLearner Jun 3 '10 at 15:06
    
I connect my 15" MacBook Pro to an external keyboard, mouse and 22" monitor when I'm in my office. I get a delete key, dedicated media control keys (in addition to the function keys), multiple buttons on my mouse and a ergonomically positioned display. I love my macbook (and its trackpad), but I think full sized peripherals are the way to go when feasible. –  Doug Harris Jun 3 '10 at 17:13

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Delete is fn-backspace if you only have native backspace key.

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A drawback of the MacBook. However I use an open-source add-on called DoubleCommand. It allows you to remap your keyboard, e.g. mapping the right-option key as Delete (as I've done). Works as it should.

Find it on SourceForge.

--NYC Larry

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In addition to the other approaches, Mac OS these days has support for some Emacs-style keybindings, so control-D is also forward-delete.

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