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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: Anonymous on May 23, '05 02:20:17AM

While we're on the subject of the enter key... I've had my PowerBook for three months and I still haven't figured out why I have an "enter/return" key as well as an "enter" key. Is this a typical Mac/PB thing? On a related note, I sure miss my PCs "delete" key.



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Authored by: riccard0 on May 23, '05 02:43:33AM

fn + backward delete



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Delete key
Authored by: Anonymous on May 23, '05 04:07:06PM

Aha; thanks!



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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: xavierbdm on May 23, '05 02:48:29AM

This is an old thing, and some people cherish it, others don't get it:
Return key is supposedly the "new line" key, whereas "Enter" is the "validate/submit entry".
In situation where there is no new line to be added, Return and Enter plays same role. But where the distinction can be, then it usually exists.
There are many applications which do make use of it.
Photoshop is a big example: try seeing how Return indeed adds new line when writing text, while Enter validates and exit the edit mode. The distinction works for many other contexts in Photoshop. Same in Comic Life (the fun photo in comic application, check it www.plasq.com): Return adds new lines, Enter exit bubble edit mode....

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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: Anonymous on May 23, '05 04:10:03PM

Interesting; I can see how that'd be useful in certain circumstances. Thanks.



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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: dogboy on May 23, '05 04:54:09AM

Also, enter can be mapped to newline in chat clients (Adium for sure) so you can type decently formed paragraphs.
I find Enter to be a really useful key for assigning shortcuts, too, in combo with the modifiers.

More pointless is the § key. What on earth is *that* for?



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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: auricgoldfinger on May 23, '05 05:21:27AM

§ = section symbol: This designates a section. Example: §273.6 is also written as 40 CFR 273.6 (title 40, part 273, section 6).



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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: gullevek on May 23, '05 08:32:33AM

yeah but isn't that "paragraph like in law" key only on a german keyboard? At least here on my japanese I don't have that.



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Authored by: ferret-slayer on May 23, '05 10:31:17AM

On a US keyboard:

§ = <option>-<6> = section-as-in-law
¶ = <option>-<7> = paragraph-as-in-law



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Authored by: arglborps on Jun 16, '05 01:06:32AM

This is interesting in Germany we use § as the paragraph sign only.



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Authored by: blech on Jun 15, '05 02:46:38PM

For those who remap the 'enter' key, fn-return sends enter (in a similar way to the way fn-delete sends forward delete).



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