Backspace key


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Backspace key

The keyboard key that moves the text at the current cursor location one character to the left, deleting the character on the left. In contrast, the Delete key removes the character at, or to the right of, the current cursor, and everything to the right moves left. On Windows machines, there are Backspace and Delete keys. On Mac laptops (not Mac desktops), there is only a Backspace key, which is labeled Delete and drives Windows users crazy. See Delete key.
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