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Apple Wired Keyboard

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Nov 11, 2012 6:34 PM

I was going to buy a new wired keyboard, but noticed that I have to be running 10.6.8.  I have an older G5 running 10.5.  Does this mean Apple's keyboard will not work on my G5 iMAC?  This does not make sense to me, but am looking for some help here before I spend the money.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), ISight G5
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to MAW01)

    All the ordinary keys will work, but you will find the function keys along the top row may not work. So where you expect to say, adjust the brightness on the old keyboard, will not be so on the new one. I can't give you an accurate distinction, as I don't have the old and the new side by side to compare, but that's the main difference. There may be some things you have to do on the Desktop where previously you could make use of a function key for the same thing with the old keyboard.  

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to MAW01)

    This does not make sense to me

    Nor me... function keys shouldn't require rocket science!

     

    I think Spark cured this for another person and the same problem...

     

    http://www.shadowlab.org/Software/spark.php

     

    PS. Apple is getting sillier by the day.

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