Apple Keyboard for Windows...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dotdotdot, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    This has been posted before, I guess...

    I realized that my keyboard has been acting weirdly lately and so I saved my money for an Apple keyboard... I am wondering, are these fully compatable with Windows?

    On my current keyboard, there is a volume nob - you turn it and the volume increases/decreases. Apple has the buttons - will they work on XP?

    Also, will the eject key work?

    AND do I have to remember anything, like, is the Apple key with Windows key or is the Apple key the alt key or... I'm confused lol...

    Is this even a good purchase?
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Seems nuts to me. Just buy another Windows keyboard - why confuse yourself (and anyone else who tries to use your machine) trying to remember key combinations.

    If you sell your XP machine when you finally get your Mac, the purchaser will likely want a Windows keyboard. And depending on which Mac you get, you may not need the Apple keyboard.
  3. dotdotdot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    I want the Apple one not because its from Apple but because it feels great to use.

    I've used others and they don't feel as good - the only one that was a competitor was the $80 microsoft one... not worth it when Apples are so much cheaper and have USB ports - the one I have now doesnt.
  4. rasp macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2005
    Easthampton, MA
    It will work fine, the command key becomes the windows key. There are regestry tweaks if you want to swap alt and windows keys.

    The volume keys work normally, but the eject button doesn't seem to do anything.

    There is no reason not to since you like the keyboard.
  5. dotdotdot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    I purchased it!

    It turns out my copy of Windows perfectly switched the keys - the Apple key is the flag key and alt was alt instead of the opposites...

    The only thing I miss is Print Screen - is there a way to do this with the mouse or with a different keyboard shortcut? Thanks.
  6. dotdotdot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Nevermind - I downloaded a program called SWBCatcher or something - it works better than the print screen feature!

    I am so happy I made this purchase!

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