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HT1533: Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs

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HT1533 Doesn't work

125 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 2:01 PM by mende1 RSS
Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Feb 12, 2013 1:54 PM

New keyboards do not have an 'option' key, it is the 'alt' key.

Pressing ALT during reboot it does not display the startup manager.

Pressing C during reboot it doesn't start from my usb bootable disk

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    The Option key is the same as the Alt key, so there's nothing to worry about it because it's normal.

     

    When you press the C key while your Mac is starting, your Mac starts from a DVD, not from an external disk. Turn on your Mac and hold the Option key after the startup sound, so the Bluetooth keyboard can be detected by the Mac

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