Delete Key

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The Delete ⌦ key, often labled as Del, and placed around the Home End key cluster.

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The Delete ⌦ key, Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

Usually it is used to delete character to the right (aka forward delete) in text editors or word processor, or used to delete a file.

Use of forward delete key

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use of del key twitter poll 2020-05-18
https://twitter.com/ErgoEmacs/status/1262082788741664770

Del vs Esc

which key do you use more often? escape or DEL (forward delete)?

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https://twitter.com/ErgoEmacs/status/1261807511801225216

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