|TS2546: Enter vs. Return on keyboards with one key|
On Mac keyboards that do not have a numeric keypad (MacBooks, some wireless keyboards) there is no Enter key, only a Return key with Enter written in smaller letters toward the top. Pressing that key inserts a Carriage Return. How do I ‘Enter’ a record from the keyboard?
|Resolved in Helix 7||
This issue is resolved in Helix 7, by merging the function of the Return and Enter keys. See Return Key Processing in Helix 7.0 for important details on this change.
For users of Helix 6.2.4 and earlier, there are four solutions: (Click thumbnail images for a larger image, press left/right arrows to advance.)
In 2008, Apple began introducing keyboards without a distinct Enter key. This first appeared on MacBooks; then on the wireless keyboard designed for use with desktop computers.
In addition, many computer environments (particuarly on Windows computers) currently treat the Enter and Return keys as identical in function. This may explain in part why Apple is merging the two functions into a single key.
We saw the potential problems this could cause back in 2007, and asked Helix users for feedback on what to do. The discussion, along with the results of that survey, are found here.
This issue affects all Helix applications running on computers with ‘Enter-less’ keyboards attached.