Apple Keyboard on XP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kerpow, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This has probably been asked loads of times but from the suggestions made in other threads or other forums I still can't get it to work.

    I've installed Apple K Pro and something from Randyrants.com. Both were rubbish, making unnessarily difficult ways around it.

    I have to use a PC at work but have a Mac as well which I find easier to use for certain tasks and now have them both connected to USB KVM Switch.

    Obviously I need Print Screen working so I can paste a screen shot into Outlook/Work/MSPaint.

    How difficult can it be?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You would be better off using a nice Windows keyboard with both...since it has the extra buttons, but isn't lacking any.
     
  3. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a similar setup, with a usb Apple keyboard. I tried to sort out the @ and " confusion with a couple of little windows apps I downloaded, but gave up as neither seemed to do what I wanted (which was simply to re-map the problem keys) - they caused more confusion than they solved. So now if I'm emailing from Windows I just do a 'mental' remap. Other keys such as Alt/opt ctrl/cmd and so on are also easy to get your head round.
    The PrintScrn facility was different though. I downloaded a PrintScreen app from www.gadwin.com and assigned F14 to it - it works well, and will open up Photoshop (or whatever you like) so you can edit and then save the screenshot.
    And I keep the Apple keyboard, which feels so much nicer than the (admittedly very cheap) pc keyboard I have.
     
  4. kerpow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup same here. I used to have a filthy Compaq keyboard and an Apple keyboard with a broken "L" key, both of which were very annoying.

    That Print Screen utility works very well. Thanks
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    It does... but there's some difference in what keys they have. Print Screen vs F14 is one of them.
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    Oh thanks.

    I was worried, because my friend was going to get USB version of Apple KB for his PC
     

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