I don't know what kind of friggin idiot decided that there was no need for a separate delete key. Can you plug a real keyboard into the USB port?
LOL... I'm a bit embarassed to say that after using PCs for 20 years and Macs for 10 or so, I had no idea that in a text situation that the delete key deletes text in FRONT of the cursor.... I just thought the key was just for deleting bits of sketches in Solidworks! Ha!
Seriously though (and I am actually dead serious I had no idea that's how delete functions in text) I have been going back and forth between mac and pc for years and never found myself even concerned with the lack of separate delete key on the mac...until Solidworks. There are other annoyances like the placement of the control key and option/windows keys that drove me more bonkers, again until I tried Solidworks on the mac.
Oh yeah, also to answer your question, yes I am free to plug in a USB Windoze KB but I was trying to find a solution that wouldn't require that as I am using a laptop (15" Mac Book Pro Quad Core) and would prefer to use the onboard KB.
I had to use my boss's mac to do some Excel stuff once in a meeting. I couldn't figure out how to delete the dang content of a cell!
But anyway, that link I posted says something about using Ctrl and some other keys to modify how your lonely single delete key works...
Attach is a utility written using AutoHotkey that remaps the Backspace key (assuming that's what's actually being sent.
Simply put, operationally, when the script sees a Backspace pressed, Delete is sent in its place.
I don't know if this will work for your setup though.
The "32" one is for 32 bit and the "64" is a 64 bit compile. I also didn't know which would work in your situation.
Remember, this applies to everything while it's running, so if you need to, you can temporarily suspend it by right-clicking the green H icon in the tray.
EDIT: The "H" then becomes an "S":
To close it altogether, click Exit.
If it becomes problematic, I can limit it to remap only when SW is active (I believe, the Mac thing may derail this).
Also attached is the script file which generated the compiled files.
I hope this helps.
Very cool, thank you! I'll give this a try tonight!