What does this key do ...?

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  1. Felix_the_Mac macrumors member

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    On my PB, between the right Apple key and the left arrow ( or home) key there is a key with this symbol on:

    >| (rotate 90 degrees anti-clockwise)

    (I notice the symbol also appears at the bottom of the return key)

    What is it?

    Thanks
     
  2. jMc macrumors 6502

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    I could tell you, but if I did I'd have to kill you... Whatever you do, DON'T press it...

    Seriously, I only noticed in passing before, but now I'm intrigued...

    jx
     
  3. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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  4. mhar4 macrumors member

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    It inserts a page break in a word processing doc.
     
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    on the subject...

    On the subject, i've looked everywhere but well the hell does this key do!

    It's on the keyboard which came with my G5 which is the newer Apple White Pro WIRED keyboard (with USB ports at back not side). Next to = key and below lower volume key.. thanks!
     

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  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    The spot you note in your pic is where my number lock clear button is on my keyboard for an imac flat screen.

    Eject looks just like the button you describe in the first post.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I think he means the enter key. Enter is different from Return in several programs--especially when using Virtual PC. On PCs, "return" *is* "enter".

    I dunno, it seems kind of useless to me. Anyone ever use "enter" regularly?
     
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Seemed like a waste of a key to me, so I remapped it to "control" using uControl on my iBook.
     
  9. spookz macrumors member

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    "pro keyboard"

    in apple menu

    to logout... i see the "apple" and "q" and arrow pointing up. what is that arrow?

    color me stupid but i never figured it out

    in finder menu

    what is the first key to "hide others"?
     
  10. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Re: "pro keyboard"

    Take a look at Page 6 of this PDF for those symbols. (that arrow is "shift" and the key next to "hide others" is "option" (aka alt))
     
  11. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    Re: on the subject...

    very strange... i just bought the pro keyboard last night and that key that you point out, well on my pro keyboard it doesn't have that symbol but it says "clear". :confused:
     
  12. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    It's "enter" on my TiBook. I'm fairly sure that's what it is.
     
  13. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    in proteus, i use the enter and return button seperetly alot. The return key jumps down a line, and the enter button sends the message

    its sooo handy you wouldnt believe
     
  14. Mustafa macrumors regular

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    Coincidentally...

    ...I was just looking for a way to make the active cell in an AppleWorks spreadsheet move right instead of down when you press Return, and in Prefs you can set up the Enter key to do just that. That's solved one irritation for me.
     
  15. spookz macrumors member

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    gee
    thanks reh
     

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