2 versions of macbook Keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clasicks, Dec 12, 2006.

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What shape is your enter key?

  1. Horizontal Straight

    16 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. Vertical L shape

    10 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. clasicks macrumors member

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    #1
    umm, i was just looking at a pic of a macbook, and mine definitly has a different keyboard.

    The one i saw, had an upside down L shaped enter key.

    Mine has a straigh Enter key


    Whats the deal?

    mines also turning brown, is mine just the old plastic? i didnt know they redesigned the layout?
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    I believe the straight 'enter' key is part of the American layout whereas the L-Shaped 'enter' key is part of the British layout, and possibly Europe in general.

    Have a look at this
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

    phungy

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    You're right. The US Macbooks have the straight 'Enter' key.
     
  4. SpacePup84 macrumors newbie

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    Australian keyboards have the straight enter key as well
     
  5. Stadsport macrumors regular

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  6. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The American keyboards changed when IBM introduced the PS/2 line with the 101 key keyboard and put the '\' key in a place of prominence since you needed it so much. Well, programmers needed it a lot. Obviously, the dead/ISO key isn't used by Americans so they left it out.

    It's amazing how much keyboards have changed since the early days.
     
  8. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    For the record i prefer the American layout, things are spelt out more. Keys like Option key actually say option on the key. British is mostly symbol based.
     

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