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yyardim
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Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 17:18

Hi,

The new keyboard that I bought is missing the delete key. I use delete key a lot and wanted to assign ALT + Backspace as DELETE. I am unsuccessful so far. I would appreciate any help.

Thanks
yyardim
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Re: Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 18:28

That's it. Perfect. Thank you so much.
need4speed
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Re: Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 18:30

I noticed in:

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!BS::Send, {Del}
BS links to ABS, while in

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!Backspace::Send, {Del}
Backspace opens up dr. google and pressing Del leads to FileDelete

is this known?
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boiler
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Re: Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 19:08

I didn’t realize that, but you’re right. I’m not sure if the key names are meant to link to the documentation, but we wouldn’t want them to link to the wrong place if they’re going to link at all. I suppose that once they’re identified as keywords for highlighting purposes, it tries its best to find an appropriate page to link to. I’m guessing this would be an issue with a lot of key names, Perhaps @joedf would want to weigh in on whether this could be corrected somewhat easily.
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Re: Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 22:01

@boiler Thanks, yes.
What boiler says is correct. We in fact have a script that attempts to find a best match in
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L-Docs/blob/master/docs/static/source/data_index.js
the query looks like this:
https://autohotkey.com/docs/redirect.php?topic=Backspace

Not sure who created redirect.php, maybe @tank ?
It's been doing a fair job at finding the relevant topics, but I must admit I have noticed some of these being a little off.

If anyone feels strongly about this, I can add in exceptions gradually to the search function. :think:
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Re: Map ALT+Backspace as Delete

26 Oct 2020, 22:04

Thanks for the insight. My own opinion is that I don't think it would be worth you spending your time on it.

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