This should make it possible to move back one space through the history and delete anything from there. ⌦. How Should I Delete A Key In Macs? — macmagazine.com Apple introduced the use of a backspace key on its early computers, but it has become so common that many users no longer bother to press it when they use a Mac. The backspace key, when pressed, deletes the previous word. However, many people prefer to use the space bar to delete the previous word instead. How to remove the delete key on a Mac MacBook Air Open the System Preferences window, click the Keyboard tab. Click the Edit tab and select the Disable Quick Menu button on the menu bar. You should also disable the Quick Delete feature. The keyboard will be no longer be assignable by the Mac and you will no longer be able to remove the backspace key. How to disable Quick Menu in Macs? — MacRumors Forums When you press the delete key by itself, the cursor is always at the same place: the very first position on the top row of the keyboard, the one you press right after releasing the FN key. If you want to delete something else, you can move it over to the very last position, the one before the previous character. If that's done, then the “delete” key will be at the very last position on the list, and you will be able to move the cursor over any characters and delete them. How does deleting the backspace key work in Macs? — Macworld.com Some people say that a backspace is a key that always has nothing there to delete. If you find that's what you wanted to do, you can press the BACKSPACE and you will be returned to the beginning of the entire line. How the Backspace Delete works. — Tech Talk A backspace can also replace the arrow keys. In a situation where you have only one hand it can be the easiest way to move between two locations on the screen. This is useful if you're looking for a single location in a long document. How to disable backspace in Macs? — Keyboard-Keyboard-Guide For the standard Macintosh: 1. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard when using Mac OS X. 2.