[trunk] [osx] "backspace-key" triggering the same action as "delete-key"

• Jul 24, 2011 - 19:34
S4 - Minor

on osx, if someone refers to the delete-key, he normally means the backspace-key. (most users don't know how to trigger the real delete-key). see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343


Title [trunk] "backspace-key" triggering the same action as "delete-key" on osx [trunk] [osx] "backspace-key" triggering the same action as "delete-key"

Sorry if I appear to be trying to teach anyone to suck eggs but the key labelled "delete" on a Mac does not do the same thing as the key with the same label on a PC, it does what a PC's "backspace" key does ie it deletes the character before the cursor.

There is no key on a standard Mac keyboard which, by default, deletes the character after the cursor so even though the name is the same the action is different.

... but I don't know what the task is either ;-)