Delete key


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Delete key

The keyboard key used to delete the text character at, or to the right of, the screen cursor. Pressing Delete (DEL) also deletes the currently highlighted text, image or group of images. The Delete key removes characters to the right of the cursor, whereas the Backspace key deletes to the left. See Backspace key.


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This industry cannot agree on much, even the placement of the Delete key on a keyboard.
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The problem in this era of unprecedented mass marketing is that hitting the delete key before opening most, if not a majority, of messages has become a default practice.
THE Guardian newspaper has defended its coverage of the phone-hacking scandal after admitting that News of the World operatives did not delete key voicemail messages from Milly Dowler's mobile phone.
There are those who will not give words to a thought, in all silence and privacy, with a delete key at their fingertips, because they fear embarrassment.
If she was now in the process of pressing the delete key on some of her memories, especially those preserved in files labelled Sentimental/Miscellaneous, others, unbidden, were coming up for air.
Remember, too, that the computer's delete key does not permanently delete files.
People think that once you press the delete key or format the hard disk on a computer that all record of a data transaction has been erased," said Mr Maddison.
My cynicism nearly got the better of me, and I almost hit the delete key on my computer.
Here's my motto, with apologies to Paladin: "Have Delete Key, Will Travel (but I'd rather work from home).
While the suggestion that a disabled delete key may seem like an extreme scenario, the concept behind it is important: Business email should not be deleted until the organization has some way to archive and, more importantly, retrieve email.
Then forget it and reacquaint yourself with the delete key.
Most people think that hitting the delete key actually deletes a file.
There are definitely some sorts of letters that would be improved with easy access to a delete key.