Personal computers normally allow deletion of typing mistakes by either the backspace key or the Del key. Users must either specify which of these keys they wish to use, or set their communication software to match whichever key the network expects.
The delete key is often abbreviated to Del. The delete key is used to remove characters. To delete characters the cursor can be positioned under the character, to the right of the character or a block of text can be selected to be deleted. The delete key can be found on your keyboard above the arrow keys. Also see Backspace key.
The key used to erase the character to the right of the insertion point.