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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004683FreeCADBugpublic2021-06-07 09:32
Reporterdoia Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.19 
Summary0004683: Mac Delete button (Backspace) is not recognized within Tools->Customize->Keyboard, only in combination with Fn button
DescriptionThe Mac Delete key (Backspace) is not recognized within the Tools->Customize->Keyboard screen to set the key as a shortcut to delete elements in the work benches. The key is only recognises in conjunction with pressing the Fn key on a Mac keyboard.

The key is recognized in other screens or workbenches, as it can be used e.g. within the Spreadsheet WB or in any other WB where the user has to enter a value into a field. If pressed (without additionally pressing the Fn key), the character left of the cursor gets deleted.

The Mac Delete key however can be set manually within the user preference configuration file under ~/Library/Preferences/FreeCAD/user.cfg. If adding the following lines in user.cfg:

<FCParamGroup Name="Shortcut">
    <FCText Name="Std_Delete">Backspace</FCText>

On new start up the Mac Delete key is read and interpreted by FC without additionally pressing the FN key.
Steps To Reproduce- open Tools->Customize->Keyboard
- select the Edit submenu under Category
- select the &Delete command
- try pressing the Mac Delete key (Backspace) under the "Press new shortcut" field
- the field shows the value "None"
Tagskeyboard, macOS, shortcuts
FreeCAD InformationOS: macOS 10.16
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.24291 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at 0.19.2)
Hash: 7b5e18a0759de778b74d3a5c17eba9cb815035ac
Python version: 3.8.8
Qt version: 5.12.9
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.4.0
Locale: C/Default (C)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-06-07 09:30 doia New Issue
2021-06-07 09:30 doia Tag Attached: keyboard
2021-06-07 09:30 doia Tag Attached: macOS
2021-06-07 09:30 doia Tag Attached: shortcuts
2021-06-07 09:32 doia Note Added: 0015704