Barcode Scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skitr31, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. skitr31 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    Hey, I've got a barcode scanner on my mac, it works fine, but everytime the computer restarts, or i unplug and reconnect the barcode scanner, it wants me to setup the keyboard. It wants me to press the button to the right of the shift key, which it obviously doesnt have. If it press a button on my normal keyboard and then manually set the scanner up as a std US 102 key etc, it jsut tried to install it again next time i restart etc.

    If i click cancel, once again it works fine, but wants to re-install it. how can i stop this?

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I'm not sure what's going on there, but I suppose you could print a barcode of the letter "z", and another one of "/". Whenever you were asked to press those buttons, just scan the barcodes. Annoying workaround, but it's an annoying problem. :confused:
  3. skitr31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    I did think of that, but i cant find any single letter barcodes, they are all single number, im not even sure if it does letters.

    there must be a work around, what about people with usb numpads? Is there a way to force gewneric drivers on it?
  4. skitr31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
  5. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    By any chance have you looked for updated software for your scanner?

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