Delete Faster

The Delete key will delete one character at a time. But hold down the Option key and press Delete and it will delete the previous word. Hold down the Command key and it will delete the whole line. Using FN+Delete will delete the next character. And FN+Option+Delete works too.

Comments: 3 Responses to “Delete Faster”

    2/23/12 @ 7:05 pm

    Hi Garry, Thank you so much for this tip. I’ve owned Macs for years and didn’t know this one – Absolutely fantastic!

    Jeff Ostermiller
    2/28/12 @ 9:09 pm

    Is there any way to delete unwanted emails on an iPad any faster than individually selecting each email through the edit email feature, then pressing the delete button? At times I want to delete 50 plus emails that I have already read on my iMac that shows up on my iPad. The current process is cumbersome.

      Michael Henry
      7/9/12 @ 6:15 am

      Jeff, press the edit button in the mail preview pane and a row of small unfilled dots appear beside each email. Select the emails you wish to delete and choose that option from the three buttons presented at the bottom.

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