Windows On Mac :: Map Backspace / Delete Keys?

Dec 30, 2009

i'm running snow leopard and windows 7 in boot camp on a macbook pro 13" unibody. I use delete a lot as I use windows for CAD software and pressing fn + backspace is getting annoying. How do I map the backspace key to work as delete and map the eject CD key as backspace?

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Text - Delete And Backspace Keys

Sep 12, 2007

How do I delete text. Let's say I wrote the wrong word, as you know a Windows keyboard has "Delete" and "Backspace" keys, but a MacBook keyboard only has a "Delete" key which acts like the "Backspace" key. So in order for me to delete on work I have to go behind the text and use it like backspace.. how do I just delete the word from the front?

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May 23, 2009

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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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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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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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Jun 3, 2014

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May 17, 2009

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Aug 24, 2014

I am brand new to the Mac ecosystem. Having loved my iPhones for the past two years, I have been wanting more Apple. I purchased the Mac mini. Thus far, I love it, but there is a lot to learn since I have been living in Windows/Microsoft my entire life. I am currently in the process of exploring and setting up my Mac mini, and, for some reason, iTunes decided to duplicate portions of my library. I'm not sure why, as there is no rhyme or reason to the particular files that were duplicated; either way, I think I have that issue under control.  

However, when I tried to delete some of the duplicate files from the directory with the delete keys, nothing happened. With some research, I discovered that Command-delete was the necessary keystroke. It still did not work because I was trying to use the delete key next to the end key; I then tried the 'backspace' delete key, and that did the trick. what the difference is between these two seemingly identical keys.

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Aug 29, 2009

I spilled some water on my laptop this morning but it wasn't a lot and seemingly nothing happened. Then several hours later all of the sudden my delete key and arrow keys are not working. I can only assume this has something to do with the spill. My MacBook Pro is over 2 years old and I'm pretty sure the warranty is long expired. I definitely can't afford a new one or expensive repairs. Is there anyway to change the function of my keys? In other words can I change say one of my shifts or command keys into a new delete key ?

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MacBook Pro :: Delete And Arrow Keys Stopped Working Properly

Apr 13, 2012

I can't backspace anymore. And just now, as I type this, I noticed if I press delete I -forward- delete, and I can still highlight text and delete it that way. How do I change the delete key to backspace? Also, my arrow keys used to move the cursor within text. now it just scrolls the page up and down.

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May 5, 2012

My two-year-old daughter was messing with the keyboard on my iMac, and now the keys on the keyboard are not functioning as they were before. The delete key doesn't work, "a" types a symbol-topped "a" followed by the copyright symbol, etc... 

I've restores the factory settings to the function keys in system preferences, but the problem persists.

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May 31, 2010

Switching between Windows/OS X is frustrating because of differing shortcut keys. Is there any good solution for using OS X shortcut keys on Windows?

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I'm thinking I could remap CTRL to CMD. I'd still like to at least have Cmd-Tab working for application switching though. I don't know of a way of remapping individual shortcuts; just individual keys...

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Feb 18, 2010

i installed VMware fusion and windows XP. Everything is fine except that I have a lot of problems typing in the windows. The keys are different from the mac osx, for example: In mac I type: "SHIFT + ." to get ":" in windows I do the same thing and I get a ">" Can anyone help me out here? I need to work in the windows terminal and this is giving me a lot of trouble.

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Jun 19, 2009

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Oct 5, 2010

How do you set the option so that you don't have to press the Fn key to use the function keys on Windows?

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Dec 13, 2007

I tend to use alot of my F-keys in Windows through bootcamp, but certain F-keys with secondary functions on the mac keyboard such as changing the brightness or volume up and down (as an example), keep functioning when I press them.

I did shut off the secondary F-key functions in the Mac system preferences, hoping it would stay inactive when I'm in Windows. Unfortunately they still turn my brightness up and down when, let's say, I hit the F1 or F2 keys in Windows.

Does anybody know any way to shut this off in Windows? Does it have to do with any drivers installed?

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Apr 1, 2008

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Dec 3, 2009

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Jun 7, 2009

i've used PC all my life but i'm switching to a Mac hopefully by the end of this year so i've been searching the internet looking at the minor differences (i.e. alt on windows is cmd on a mac) but there's one thing i was wondering about but i can't find it. in windows, when you're in the web browser and not typing anything, you can hit the backspace key and it functions as the back button. i used this keyboard shortcut a lot and i was just wondering if you can do this on a mac as well.

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Apr 28, 2012

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Windows On Mac :: Eject Keys Don't Work In Vista?

Nov 21, 2007

I'm running 10.5.1 and Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on my Mac Pro. I just installed Vista, and then just taking a random guess, I decided to insert my leopard disc into the Windows OS, and sure enough, it showed up as "boot camp" and installed a whole bunch of drivers. Is that how it's supposed to be done? I couldn't find another way to get drivers into Windows.

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Jul 9, 2009

I've done a complete reinstall. I've downloaded the x64 drivers. I've tried everything, and yet my function keys (sound, brightness, eject key, etc) just won't work! They did work when I just used the original disc that came with my MBP. They all worked except the eject key when I only used said Leopard disc. So, when I tried the x64 disc, everything went kaput, including my sound. I have since got that working, but now neither my function keys, or eject key, are working. Can someone give me a step-by-step of what they might have done to get around this, with links?

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Aug 8, 2009

On Windows 7, the Option key is "Control" and the Command key is the Windows me. To my habits, this is backwards. Is there a way to reverse this?

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Jun 10, 2010

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Jun 23, 2014

I've got a Macbook Pro (early 2011 model) which I upgraded to Mavericks earlier this year and all has been working fine. Over the past few days I noticed my backspace key was playing up (sometimes it worked, other times I had to press hard a few times before it would work at all) until today when it decided it would not work at all. I have already checked in System Preferences and restored defaults as well as resetting the PRAM but to no avail so far. Is there anything else I can try or will I need to take it back to the store and get it looked at?

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Sep 15, 2009

I just installed Windows 7 on my Windows partition and everything works fine (video, audio, etc.) except when I try to control the sound from my keyboard with F10, F11 and F12....nothing happens.

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Oct 15, 2009

i've been trying to get 64-bit Windows 7 on my iMac by adding drivers one by one. The only driver that's giving me trouble is the keyboard one. The F-Keys do not work like they are supposed to. They are just the Windows default meaning the brightness keys don't change brightness and the sound keys don't change the sound. I have tried both the Leopard BootCamp drivers as well as the Snow Leopard BootCamp drivers and neither have changed how the F-Keys behave. Is there another driver i'm missing that I have to install?

Also i'm using the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for whatever that's worth.

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Jul 8, 2010

Right now I'm running a MBP out to a larger cinema display and I purchased an HP wireless keyboard that I really like. I've been able to use System Preferences to swap the Option and Command keys, but I'm having trouble swapping the Ctrl and Fn keys. Do I need a 3rd party app for this?

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