Delete key in my MacBook Pro works as backspace in other Windows keyboards and Fn + Delete works as 'delete forward' as an ordinary delete key in Windows keyboard.

How can I change the keyboard setting so that I can use both 'delete forward' and 'delete backward' using only one key-in?

For example, Eject CD key is rarely used, so I'd like to use this key as 'delete forward' key and Fn+Eject CD for ejecting CD. Can I do something like this?

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You can use KeyRemap4MacBook to remap the eject key to forward delete.

Partway down this List of Prepared Settings are details under "Change Eject Key."

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    Eject keys also have a small delay by default, but it can be removed with NoEjectDelay.
    – Lri
    Jun 27, 2013 at 6:27

KeyRemap4Macbook is great, but it has way too much configurability and not very much documentation. I found this other tutorial that lets me play around with the default keymapping in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict. This is both fast, and keyboard specific; which works very well for me

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