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joshuwa72
Nov 12, 2003, 02:03 PM
I just got my dual 1.25 g4, and the apple keyboard is cool because it has the volume and eject buttons on it.

but its difficult for me to type on.

will i be able to buy a different keyboard (MS/Logitech) and use its volume/eject buttons if it has it?

if not, how would I eject the dvd/cd? It dosnt seem theres a button on the computer itself, and clicking the software's button is not what I want to do.

pivo6
Nov 12, 2003, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by joshuwa72
I just got my dual 1.25 g4, and the apple keyboard is cool because it has the volume and eject buttons on it.

but its difficult for me to type on.

will i be able to buy a different keyboard (MS/Logitech) and use its volume/eject buttons if it has it?

if not, how would I eject the dvd/cd? It dosnt seem theres a button on the computer itself, and clicking the software's button is not what I want to do.

You can use third party keyboards, although I'm not sure if the volume or eject button will work.

To eject a cd/dvd, drag the icon to the trash can.

hugemullens
Nov 12, 2003, 03:30 PM
you CAN use a different keyboard. Most of them have OS X drivers for the volume and eject is also F12. So you can just hit F12 and out comes the CD, or just drag the CD to the trash.

joshuwa72
Nov 12, 2003, 03:52 PM
awesome.

thanks guys!

MoparShaha
Nov 12, 2003, 07:28 PM
I know for a fact logitech keyboards let you use the volume dial. Don't know about the eject though.

joshuwa72
Nov 12, 2003, 11:35 PM
yeah i just picked up a logitech elite keyboard tonight.

the volume dial and mute button work, no eject.

i got a wireless ms mouse too, but its jitter city, so im taking it back.

hugemullens
Nov 12, 2003, 11:43 PM
Hold the F12 for a little bit. That should do it. Try the new logitech control center to. i found reivews of it on versiontracker.com. They confirm holding the F12 works.

hugemullens
Nov 12, 2003, 11:52 PM
forgot to mention to get the F keys to work on the elite you have to hit the F lock button on the upper left. maybe thats why you have no eject.

Cheers.

Powerbook G5
Nov 13, 2003, 12:00 AM
Wireless MS mice always seem jerky. I asked someone in the Apple store about it and they said it's not just with Macs, but with PCs they are pretty jerky too. I haven't used one, but I heard Logitec makes some awesome mice and Kensington has some nice mice, too.

joshuwa72
Nov 13, 2003, 08:59 AM
w/ F-lock on, and holding the F12 key, the eject still does not happen for me, but its not really that big of a deal - i can live with it.

I also took the ms wireless mouse to work, and it works fine on the pc. Not as precise as a wired one, but not as jerky as it was on my mac. :confused:

Im taking my mouse I used to use at work home, its the one ive been trying to find for my mac anyway :D

the 5 button intellimouse explorer.

(I've been to 3 different Best Buy's and they were all sold out of them)

mactastic
Nov 13, 2003, 10:34 AM
You can also right-click on the disk icon and be shown an option to eject it. Since you got a 2 button mouse now that is.;)

joshuwa72
Nov 13, 2003, 10:50 AM
yeah, that seems easy enough.

problem is, i dont have a easy/cool way of opening the empty drive by keyboard or other means.

i have to open the app (itunes/dvd player) then use its eject button :(

joshuwa72
Nov 13, 2003, 03:15 PM
just a quick note that f12 DOES work for eject....i just had to push it harder lol

a little tap wouldnt do.

Powerbook G5
Nov 13, 2003, 06:08 PM
The eject button on my PowerBook doesn't work for me unless I hold it down for a second or two. I think that is just normal for Apple's new "eject" buttons (I am so used to not having an eject button with Macs in the first place).