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Old Oct 5, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Apple wireless keyboard HELP!!!

Today i just purchase a apple wireless keyboard. then i just found out the special buttons (volume, play/pause, etc) don't work. can i get them to work. running 10.5.8 on powermac g5.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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10.6.8 is a stated requirement:
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System Requirements
  • Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Existing keyboard and mouse for initial setup
  • Two AA batteries (included)
Anyway, have you checked System Preferences > Keyboard yet for specific settings, maybe even the Keyboard Shortcuts list?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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is there a driver?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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is there a driver?
Probably, but it is included in 10.6.8, though when the keyboard was released, Macs were still running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, but the current iteration/generation needs 10.6.8. Maybe you can get your hands onto an older model, that only requires 10.5.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Wireless_Keyboard
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Try installing this: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL957

I have a post-Lion Bluetooth keyboard with my PowerMac G5 and all of it's function buttons work correctly. I did have to install that, but Software Update caught it and installed it for me.
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Try installing this: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL957

I have a post-Lion Bluetooth keyboard with my PowerMac G5 and all of it's function buttons work correctly. I did have to install that, but Software Update caught it and installed it for me.
Thought about that update too, but found a conflicting report here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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