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I use web interface of Gmail and I would like to delete a conversation by pressing the DEL key on my keyboard. By default the delete shortcut is #.

I found the Keyboard Shortcuts section in Gmail settings. I know how to map this delete feature to any key except the DEL key. I tried to type DEL in the Custom keyboard shortcut section but it doesn't work.

Anyone knows how to do? Maybe DEL key cannot be mapped with a shortcut but I found no information about that.

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  • Does this answer your question? Google Mail Keyboard Shortcut for delete on Mac
    – Rubén
    Jun 9 '20 at 13:05
  • No sorry this is not my question. The default shortcut works for me. But I want to replace it by the DEL key.
    – Maxbester
    Jun 9 '20 at 13:16
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    Have you read the answer or the first link? --> "You can also remap your keys with the Google Labs feature : Custom keyboard shortcuts" Some of the answers to the other linked question also mention the use a Gmal Lab.
    – Rubén
    Jun 9 '20 at 13:28
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    Yes Rubén I have read the answers and I know how to map this feature with any key except the DEL key. This is why my question was only related to the DEL key of the keyboard. I tried to type DEL in the Custom keyboard shortcut section but it doesn't work.
    – Maxbester
    Jun 9 '20 at 13:53
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This extension worked for me: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/delete-key-for-gmail/alpohlaboohebmblbmanccbepncahbda

With the following settings: https://cmp.onl/tbu6

Note that it only seems to work while the e-mail is open - eg. NOT in list view. But, I suspect the extension could be modified to support list view - you could contact the developer via the Support section on the extension page if that is a feature you need.

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