I'm trying to find a way to have Mac Mail allow me to press and hold either the "delete" key or the "backspace" key. I'm on Snow Leopard with a non-Apple keyboard.
Goal: delete a lot of emails, easily. (Yes, I could highlight them all and then press delete, but that takes LONGER than pressing/holding the delete key would.)
I'd swear it used to work, but it hasn't for the past few months. I press delete (or backspace) and the current email message is deleted. I continue holding the key down, and … nothing.
Yes, the these two keys repeat in other apps (e.g., Safari URL entry line, or Terminal, or TextEdit), so it's clearly Mail being too clever for its own good.
I've checked the Mail Preferences, and don't see anything pertinent.