[ESS] ... when editing R documents, 'delete' key behaves as 'backspace'

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Sep 9 16:23:39 CEST 2008

Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:

> Eh, what exactly do you mean? On all the mac keyboards I have been using 
> (which are mostly laptop keyboards, but includes the newer wired "flat" 
> keyboard), backspace is backspace exactly as it is on the Sun keyboard I 
> am using right now. There is a marker on the backspace key saying 
> "delete", but that just indicates that pressing "Fn + Backspace" gets a 
> delete behaviour.
> Here I tactically assume that backspace standard behaviour is to delete 
> backwards and delete is to delete forwards.
> Kasper

Hi Kasper:

Just what I said.  I checked several Macs and they are just as I 
described.  The delete key backspaces.  And, on desktops, there is
an additional delete key to the right which has the icon something
like [x> which signifies forward delete.  I don't have a "flat"
keyboard so I can't say anything about the most recent equipment.


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