Any of the old wired keyboards left?

gkarris

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Dec 31, 2004
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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?
 

Gymnut

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Apr 18, 2003
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You could try CompUSA. The one near me drags their feet in updating any Apple products.
 

Gymnut

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Ah yes I forgot about the mass exodus of CompUSA from that area.
 

synth3tik

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Oct 11, 2006
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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. :(
 

valiar

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Mar 14, 2006
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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. :(
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...