I'd like to create a shortcut with ctrl+backspace or fn+backspace or ctrl+shift+backspace which performs a forward delete (the same as the "delete" key). I use it (fn+backspace) on a Mac and I find it very useful.
Is this feasible?
I don't think this is possible, I tried to do it with xmodmap. xmodmap apparently can't catch Fn so I tried it the ctrl and ctrl-shift options.
You can see the current behavior of BackSpace using
and the output it gives is
the different values correspond to the different modifiers:
So we would like to change either the 3rd or the 4th value, we can do this by executing
respectively, but unfortunately this does not work for me. I think these values are overridden on some deeper level and both ctrl-backspace and ctrl-shift-backspace still delete a word backwards.
So I think you're stuck just using the delete key...