How to Backspace on a Mac

  Matt Cone       January 12, 2021      Tutorials Mac


Your Mac doesn’t have a dedicated backspace key, but it’s still possible to backspace on a Mac using a keyboard shortcut. Backspacing allows you to “forward delete” by deleting characters behind the cursor (instead of in front of it, as when you use the delete button).

To backspace on a Mac, press the fn and Delete keys, as shown below.

How to backspace on a Mac

This keyboard shortcut for backspace works in every Mac application. You can use it to backspace in applications like Safari, Microsoft Word, Pages, and many more.

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