Mac Keyboards and Diplays

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by k28921, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. k28921 macrumors newbie

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    Can macs support all USB keyboards, or are there some limitations?
    I am talking specifically wireless keyboards, not simply just the apple one.

    Also, is it necessary to have a widescreen display for an additional display for my macbook? Recommended?
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    well my b&w G3 works with most any USB keyboard
     
  3. MikeTheC Guest

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    In theory, as long as they keyboard in question is compliant with all the requisite ANSI/ISO standards, it should be fine. Most of the experience I have with keyboard support under the Mac OS X environment has been with USB, though I have used two different PS/2 keyboards via a PS/2<>USB adapter.

    I've never owned a wireless keyboard, but I have several friends that own them and they all seem to be happy with them. Of course, they're all either Microsoft, Logitech, or Kensington keyboards, so compatibility with them is basically a no-brainer.

    How well some of the more exotic keyboards out there (particularly the gamer's keyboards) work is an open question, as the only person I know who owns one (it's the one with the swappable sections) uses it on a dual-booted WinXP Pro SP2/Ubuntu 6.x box, not a Mac.
     

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