Please note: I realize this question is very similar to this one but I assert that it is not a dupe because it involves specific a hardware/OS combo! More importantly, this question is really about Mac laptop usage of a particular Blender feature, not necessarily about closing the default cube.
If you downvote or closevote this as a dupe, I at least ask that you add a comment that might help steer me in the right direction! But if you can't think of anything that would help me, then clearly this is a new aspect of an existing question, and I argue that this is grounds for this question being legitimate and not a dupe!!!
I am trying to get "the default cube" to go away on startup. Yes, I realize that once I remove it, that I can just update my default settings by entering Ctrl+U. That's not what I'm asking here.
In the answer to the question I linked above, the user stated that to remove the cube, select it by using the RMB (Right Mouse Button), then clicking X.
But on a Mac laptop, I have no right mouse button (RMB). All I have is a mouse pad. When I select the cube by clicking on it, all of the following have the same effect:
- Clicking the cube on the left-side of the mouse pad
- Clicking the cube on the right-side of the mouse pad
- Hitting the Control button, and then clicking on the mouse pad
- Hitting the Command button, and then clicking on the mouse pad
In all 4 of these scenarios, once I make the click on the mouse pad, and then hit X, I see the following screen:
When I select the Delete option, nothing happens. Where am I going awry?!?
I am in "Object Mode", but I noticed that when I click the cube it does not seem to be actually selected. That is, the cube does not have a thin orange border surrounding it. I think this is an important clue.