Any of the old wired keyboards left?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gkarris, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    Gosh, I went to the Authorized Reseller store and the Apple Store out by where I work and the old wired keyboards were sold out. They had the normal keys and were only $29.

    Anyone know where to get one?

    BTW, I tried the new keyboards at the Apple Store on the new iMacs and I did like them (took a little getting used to). The USB 2.0 ports are nice. But $49?
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    You could try CompUSA. The one near me drags their feet in updating any Apple products.
     
  3. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the heads up, but they closed all the ones around Chicago..
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Ah yes I forgot about the mass exodus of CompUSA from that area.
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I wanted to get one as well, but unlike the OP I can't get used to the new ones, I hate them. I wanted to pick up one for work. I want my F keys without the stupid uncomfortable fn key. :(
     
  6. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not to mention the missing :apple: logo! :mad:

    (runs and hides...)
     
  7. valiar macrumors regular

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    You can have them on a new keyboard very easily.
    Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse, open Keyboard tab.
    Check the "Use the F1-F12..." checkbox.
    Voila - all your F keys are now just F keys, and you need to press Fn to get to the "hardcoded" function instead.
    I would have preferred to have the volume and eject keys work the same as on old keyboards, but I don't believe this is such a big issue...
     

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