Quick Tip: Delete Key VS Backspace in Boot Camp

OSX Quick Tip

Today I am here to talk about the mildly infuriating backspace / delete key debacle in Windows under OS X bootcamp. If you have a user trying to delete a file, or clear a email in outlook I have the solution for you.

In OS X the universal DELETE key is a hybrid function for delete and backspace. Under bootcamp in Windows the delete key is mapped to the ASCII backspace key. To access the true delete key one must use the FN + DELETE key in conjunction. The FN + DELETE key will map to the true ASCII delete key.

*Effects people running Windows 7 / 8.1 in bootcamp on a macbook or mac users using a wireless keyboard.*


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