"Apple" button on non-apple external mouse

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  1. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

    yOyOYoo

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    I want to get an external keyboard for my powerbook. But I was wondering if it had to be one made for Macs??

    If I buy a windows keyboard, how would I use the "apple" key on the keyboard?

    Any good suggestions for keyboards? wireless, keyboard backlit, etc etc.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    The windows key will be the command (apple) key.
     
  3. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Logitech make nice keyboards, which should work well on any Mac. Some of them even have the Apple logo on the Windows/Apple-key.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think companies like Microsoft and Apple should somehow make universal keyboards. Or Microsoft can just steal the apple one because noone uses that Windows or "right click" key anyway.
     
  5. dpeachey83 macrumors newbie

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    I'm assuming that you probably could use a Windows wireless or USB keyboard - however, if you do go for a wireless, you'll have to use the 'Wireless dongle' that comes with the keyboard - unless you have bluetooth built in and get a bluetooth keyboard. I've recently got a Mac Bluetooth keyboard for my powerbook and it's fantastic

    Before getting my bluetooth keyboard, I used a USB noname keyboard that was for windows, and found a program called 'DoubleCommand' (google it because I've no idea about where it is...) which was able to replace such things as the Windows button to the Mac option key etc - took a bit of playing around, but you should get there

    Of course, if you're willing to spend a little extra, the Mac USB keyboards are good with 2 USBs built in as well as a hub, and all the keys will be there already - only a little bit extra to spend, but in a few months time you'll forget that it was a bit extra....
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No one uses the Windows Key? The Windows key is very useful. I use it whenever I use windows. What is the "right click" key though?
     
  7. NicP macrumors 6502

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    its in the bottom right corner between the windows key and the ctrl key, looks like a menu
     
  8. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    BS!

    I bought a mouse for my apple so that I could have a right click button. Excuse me for not completing my "switch" but the right click is something that I, along with any real windows user canot live without. I hate using the ctrl+click alternative!
     
  9. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe that anyone said that right clicking is useless. Someone just said that the right click key on a windows keyboard is stupid. i didn't even know what that key was for.
     
  10. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

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    Right click is control+click, right? I use c+c once in a blue moon on my mac, but I always used it on Windows. I guess some computers are just less complicated by nature.
     
  11. macmatt72 macrumors newbie

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    I need the "right click *KEY*"

    Right click is indeed control+click. But windows keyboards have a "right click KEY" just to the left of the right most-ctrl key. Does anyone know how to make a right click using the mac keyboard? My wrist has mouseitus.
     

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