MacBook :: Swap Backspace - Shift Keys?

Jul 23, 2009

Suddenly my backspace button has stopped working. Restarting or running Windows XP doesn't help a thing. Is it possible to use the right shift button as a backspace-button, you know changing what the keys do. It's quite irritating not being able to delete stuff. What I'd like: To use my right shift key instead of the backspace.

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OS X :: Shift Keys Not Working Fine / Shift Key Showing Desktop And All Windows

Apr 9, 2009

For some reason the function keys on my mac book changed, I restored them and now the shift keys have the function of showing the desktop and all windows.

I there a way I can restore the original function?

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May 23, 2009

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Apr 10, 2012

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Dec 11, 2014

I have a Macbook Air, it's 18 months old, and the keyboard is sporadically fail. I see no pattern. The A and Backspace keys are the main two to go, they fail at the same time, and come back at the same time. 

System details:
1.7 GHz Intel Core i7
Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB
Serial: C02KVGZKF6T6 

I always keep the system up to date with software, I don't use illegal software, I can see no reason why this should be happening. I'm running Yosemite, latest updates always applied. 

Tempted to perform a clean install and see if that works. I'd book an appointment but with Christmas so close no shops are accepting bookings and the phone proved useless. 

Just thought I should test with an external keyboard to see if that also has the same issue. I'll do that.

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Dec 30, 2009

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Apr 11, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Sep 20, 2009

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Feb 15, 2009

Last night a friend of mine spilt a very small amount of soda onto my macbook. I immediately wiped it off and powered down the computer. Today, when I turned the computer back on, everything works fine, however, a few of the keys are sticky (the space bar, arrow keys, shift button, and 2 others). Is there anyway to remove these keys to try to clean them? This is the current generation Macbook.

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Sep 12, 2010

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Sep 12, 2007

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Jun 17, 2012

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Jun 23, 2014

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May 17, 2009

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Aug 4, 2009

I'm still trying to figure out Pages, after having recently switched from MS Word. But ... I really, really miss the Backspace, Home, and End functions that you have on the keyboard of most Windows based PC's. Any ideas of how I can configure keyboard shortcuts, etc to make up for the lack of these functions on the Macbook Pro (13") keyboard?

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Jun 1, 2012

Don't know if this can be answered here, but I keep trying to use the backspace key in Excel and I keep getting a beachball, where only Excel freezes but I can use the rest of my computer.

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, no office updates needed. Office 2004. Never had issues with this until recently.

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Jun 19, 2009

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Jun 7, 2009

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Jun 30, 2008

I'm fairly new to macs. I got my first a few months ago (the Air) and I LOVE it! But something has been bugging me since I got it. When you delete text on windows you hold backspace and it deletes the characters one at a time for about half a second, then it speeds up a lot and deletes them quickly. I can't figure out how to do that on a mac though. When you backspace on a mac you hold delete but it never speeds up. I've looked through forums and stuff and can't find anything else on this problem. I don't know if that means there's a really simple solution, or if it's just something that nobody really cares enough about to mention.

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Mar 20, 2012

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Apr 1, 2012

I purchased a late 2009 13" Macbook with 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB ram as a present for my son in college.  He had problems last year and the top case and motherboard were replaced in early 2011; Recently his battery would not hold a charge and his hard drive failed.  I replaced both and added more ram to speed it up -  now at 8 GB)The right shift key does not work.  I have checked universal access; speech-to-text features are off; checked keyboard - English is chosen; checked keyboard, shift key is not assigned to any function;Left shift key does work.  Right shift key does work on an attached Logitech wireless keyboard.  The key seems to press down okay, just will not capitalize any letters.

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Jan 27, 2010

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Nov 6, 2008

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Jun 22, 2010

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Apr 27, 2012

i found that my mac's "shift" key was kept being i sent it to Apple,and they fixed it but after about 2 days of normal status,my mac become incredible slow.I cant even do my typing normally but this time i let a friend of mine to fix it, and he removed the ox system i had,repalced with XP the XP runs great but i didn't do much things in XP,cost i don't like i turn my mac into OS system againthen my mac runs normal but the whole things turned into a tragedy angain after i pressed "shift" mac become really slow ,and makes out big noise.I couldn't bear it , it's now the worst machine i have.does it still a hardware mistake with my "shift key".

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