Can none Apple Keyboards and Mice be used with Macs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by AppleStrudle, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. AppleStrudle macrumors newbie

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    Newbie type question :)

    Can I use a none Apple USB keyboard or mouse with a Mac (specifically an iBook)?

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. Chmeeee macrumors member

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    Yeap, you can use a non Mac mouse no problem, the right mouse button will even work as a right mouse button should. I am using a Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (too many words for one name) right now, works great! I couldn't stand not having a scroll wheel or a second mouse button when I switched, never mind the third, fourth, and fifth.
     
  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    You can also use your Mac keyboard and mouse with PCs, which is what I do, although I do use a PC mouse because it has more buttons and so is easier for games.

    On Macs, the Windows button becomes the Apple button, if you use a PC keyboard.
     
  5. laserbeahm macrumors member

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    I have a USB mouse by Kensington that I use on my G4 tower. The scroll wheel comes in handy. I also use it for the right-click funtions. I use an Apple Pro Mouse for my iBook. I was thinking about getting a differnt one though because the cable isn't long enough.
     

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