When running JOSM on Mac (either on MacOS directly, or in a VM), there is no actual "delete" button - the one that is labeled "delete" on the keyboard is actually backspace.

"Delete" operation for map objects in the edit mode can be achieved by pressing "Fn + delete", but this is rather inconvenient.

How can one reconfigure JOSM so that the hardware "delete" button removes selected objects in the map view?

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When running JOSM in a Linux VM

  • Go to Edit -> Preferences (or press F12), switch to the keyboard tab (7th from the top) and enter "delete" in the "Search" field.
  • Select "Edit: Delete" and choose "Backspace" in the "Key" dropdown (usually near the top; you can also sequentially type "backs..." to jump to the correct entry).
  • Click "OK"

JOSM preferences on Linux

When running JOSM directly in MacOS

  • Go to Main -> Preferences (or press command + ,), switch to the keyboard tab (at the time of this writing, the tiny icons on the left - 7th from the top) and enter "delete" in the "Search" field.
  • Select "Edit: Delete" and choose the arrow-like object that points to the left with an X on it in the "Key" dropdown (usually near the top; there does not seem to be an easy way to jump to it).
  • Click "OK"

JOSM preferences on MacOS

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