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byke
Nov 30, 2008, 06:54 PM
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tubbymac
Nov 30, 2008, 06:56 PM
Because it's also used for shutdown and sleep keyboard shortcuts.

Option+Command+Eject will put your machine to sleep, for example.

jmann
Nov 30, 2008, 06:57 PM
If you connect an external optical drive you can eject it using that button. :D

Fuchal
Nov 30, 2008, 07:48 PM
Every time you press it, a message is sent to Steve Jobs and he laughs at you.

wetrix
Nov 30, 2008, 11:41 PM
Every time you press it, a message is sent to Steve Jobs and he laughs at you.

I vote this the best answer.

jonbravo77
Nov 30, 2008, 11:45 PM
Every time you press it, a message is sent to Steve Jobs and he laughs at you.

Agreed, best answer.... :D

iVeBeenDrinkin'
Nov 30, 2008, 11:48 PM
It automatically enters;

4,8,15,16,23,42....

Just wanted to see if I remembered them. Maybe they'll become relevant again?

iParis
Nov 30, 2008, 11:52 PM
As another poster stated, for the optional external super drive.

If not that then just to screw you.

Big-TDI-Guy
Nov 30, 2008, 11:59 PM
It automatically enters;

4,8,15,16,23,42....

Just wanted to see if I remembered them. Maybe they'll become relevant again?

Every 108 minutes? :D

eXan
Dec 1, 2008, 12:01 AM
Yea, its for some kb shortcuts like Ctrl-Shift-Eject (put the display to sleep) and also for ejecting disks if you connect an external drive.

Big-TDI-Guy
Dec 1, 2008, 12:05 AM
Holding F12 will eject a disc as well.

Also - you can set up your smart corners (while holding control or shift) do put the display to sleep. Tis what I do with my iMac.

Mactagonist
Dec 1, 2008, 12:17 AM
Why would Apple make a special keyboard just for the Air? Use the same one and save money by buying in greater volume.

SnowLeopard2008
Dec 1, 2008, 12:29 AM
Because it's just there. Quit asking dumb questions, just kidding lol.