2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 9:18 PM by BDAqua
MAW01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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
  • 1. Re: Apple Wired Keyboard
    roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)

    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.  

  • 2. Re: Apple Wired Keyboard
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    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.