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Making Foward Delete useful
Authored by: PsiPhi on Aug 25, '06 10:49:35AM

Here's how to do it:
1. get the 'Window Settings' window open and select 'Keyboard' as noted
2. click the 'Add' button
3. select 'del (forward delete)' from the 'Key' dropdown
4. select 'none' in the 'Modifier' dropdown
5. 'Action' should be set to 'send string to shell:'
6. now, with the focus on the text field, press control+option+d

That's it, there should now be a string in the field that reads '\004' and the forward delete key should function as intended in the current window and (if you clicked the 'Use settings as default' button) in any NEW terminal windows also.

Does that help?

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Authored by: simbalala on Aug 26, '06 07:21:31AM

As soon as the option key is depressed (in combination with the others) the cursor becomes a crosshair and nothing is entered into the field.

I'm sure it's a simple thing but you don't get a lot of flexibility for experimenting in that window.

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OK, it's one of those mysteries
Authored by: simbalala on Aug 26, '06 07:37:56AM

I've got a Powerbook _and_ an Apple Bluetooth keyboard.

When I try from the Bluetooth keyboard Option gives me the crosshair cursor. So I now tried from the PB keyboard and Option does not give me the crosshair but still nothing goes into the text field.

So I tried simply Control-d from the PB keyboard and it works just fine now. Why is Option needed at all?

All is OK now but still mysterious.

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