deleting using a braillenote apex

I am using a braillenote apex, and I can't seem to delete something i've typed by pressing the backspace key on the braillenote. Using this particular device as a braille display, how do I delete something that I've typed in to an edit box?


#1 Space-d

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Yep, welcome to Humanware. The Apex has never been able to delete with the backspace key, for some reason. Use space-d instead, or press the two left-hand thumb keys together (the right two are enter). For enter, by the way, you can use space-e. You'll need to press the passthrough command first, though, or the space-e will be taken as an exit command. That passthrough command is enter-4-5-6. Note that my use of a BrailleNote ended over a year ago, so there may have been updates I don't know about.

#2 What do you use now?

Hi Alex. I'm curious what you've switched to. My Apex is still with me, but it has fallen so far down the usability ladder that it is for all practical purposes just a braille display for my iOS device.

#3 I don't

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

I don't use any display or notetaker. I'd love to have a display for the times speech just isn't practical, but the expense outweighs the occasional utility. For now, I use a Mac for heavy lifting, and braille screen input on iOS for most of my typing.

Were I forced to recommend a display, I'd suggest something from Hims (the Smart Beetle or the Edge). However, that's not based on any actual product use, so take it with a grain of salt. :)

#4 Fair Enough

I can understand that. Ta. I'll keep the Apex for the few things it's still handy for on short notice, and still have braille when I need it. I use it most extensively on iOS and in Linux, but never on OS X. Still, I think Humanware have let brailleNote users down quite badly of late. Disappointing.