Slow Keys should be turned off to reduce the speed at which the delete key works, to compensate for the fact that the slow key is also pressed when you are typing the cursor movement. How to Delete Text From MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mini Dec 23, 2023 — MacBook & MacBook Pro Delete Key Not Working If You Can't Delete Everything “On my MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the right Alt key does not work to delete text.” — Apple Support Communities May 24, 2023 — MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Delete Key Not Working, May 2023 Update The key used to delete text from any of Apple's popular desktops and laptops is not working for some users. May 25, 2023 — How to Delete Text From MacBook or MacBook Air May 25, 2023 — Quick & Dirty Tips If You Use the Delete Key on Your MacBook or MacBook Air If you have any of the following issues then you might want to disable this key instead: If your Delete key does not work, you need to install the latest Apple Update to make it work. This is available for all affected Macs. (If you didn't install the update before these issues you may be able to delete old text with the Delete key by simply doing a hard reset on the affected Mac). MacBook or MacBook Air Delete Key Issues The key to delete everything in your MacBook or MacBook Air is a bit of a pain when you use it. Even if it's not working right, and you are trying to move and delete text, the delete key still won't let you do it on an affected Mac, as shown in the picture below. No Delete Key on Your Mac; How Can I Delete Everything? If you are looking for a way to delete everything in your MacBook or MacBook Air, here are few solutions that may help. Remove MacBook Text Lips Before Deleting (Permanent) This way you know the text is gone before you actually delete it. Here's How: Step 1 : Go to the Dock You first need to go to Dock. (Mac OS X 10.8.2, 10.9.1) Open Apple menu (), then go to Dock (if you're using Mac OS X Mountain Lion) Open Utilities (), then Open. You will enter an Apples dock application. Click the Apple logo, press command+space bar then select New, then click the Mac icon.