USB keyboard for eMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by a27, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. a27
    macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,
    I need to get a USB keyboard that will work on some eMac

    Can I buy any USB keyboard or does it have to be branded by Apple?

    Thank you.
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    #2
    Any usb keyboard will work.

    Windows keyboard has the command key in a different place though so it doesn't work so well if you use keyboard shortcuts a lot.

    Companies do sell aftermarket keyboard for Mac.
     
  3. a27
    thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thank you!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    #4
    From a fellow eMac user, yes, any USB k/b, no need for drivers, just a simple detection process to go through for non-Apple k/b's. I've used generic Win k/b's for over three years and much prefer them - and they're much cheaper than Apple brand.

    Three differences in particular you should keep in mind:
    1. Cmd (Apple) = Windows key
    2. Option = Alt
    3. Eject optical disk (if applicable) = f12 (hold)
    You'll get used to those changes very quickly. Things like Ctrl, Esc. Shift, Tab etc are just the same.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this, did not know that.
     
  6. macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    You can remap the modifier keys in  -> System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys. Personally, I have caps lock turned off altogether.
     

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