What is this key for?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sebisworld, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    So, i've had a Mac for more than three years now. And I still have not figured out what that weird key next to the right Apple-key is for? Thus, I have decided to change this as of today and for the first time ever, I found a use for my cell-phone camera. And oh my god, that is one crappy thing.

    I wish Apple made cell-phone cameras.
     

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's Enter (as opposed to Return). Yes they are different, although many apps will treat them as the same.
     
  3. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thank you. Now I don't have to press FN+Return anymore :)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My turn :)

    What's this one for. It's on my new Bluetooth keyboard. All my previous Macs have been laptops which don't seem to have it.
     

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  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Could be a delete or backspace key?
     
  6. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is where the the "turn on the numeric keyboard" key used to be. As of Panther, it is turned on automatically, so the eventually got rid of the key I guess. I have actually called Apple once about this, because I thought the light for my the numeric keyboard on my iMac was broken (I wanted to sell it)
    :-(
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm interesting. You would think that it would be better to simply not put a key on the keyboard than to put a key on with a symbol that no-one recognises. It's definitely not backspace as that is under the help key.
     
  8. tobio macrumors regular

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    well at least they crossed it out to show its not in use anymore...
     
  9. JupiterTwo macrumors 6502

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    That key has 'clear' written on it on my (us) bt keyboard - doesn't seem to do a right lot as far as I figure :)
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Ah yes, forgot to mention that this is a UK keyboard :) I'm glad that I'm not the only one who can't find a use for this key!
     
  11. madrobby macrumors regular

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    This was used (up to?) OS 9:
    (from Apple Developer site)

    Doesn't do anything in OS X (at least I think so).

    On a side note, I can use the F14 and F15 keys to adjust brightness on my 23" inch Cinema HD Display, even when I lock the brightness keys in the "Display" preferences. I didn't know these keys would do that (no special markings on them) - and it's bad because I've a color-calibrated screen and wish it to stay calibrated...
     
  12. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    I think this is the Num Lock key, as you can still use it this way, at least on my keyboard.
     

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