Filco and Thunderbolt display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chaseychasem, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. chaseychasem macrumors regular

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    Anybody connected a Filco keyboard to the Thunderbolt display via USB without issue? Dunno whether I want the allegedly superior typing experience of the Filco or seamlessness of the Apple keyboard once my TBD/MBP setup is ready. If I stick with the Filco, I'll need to use KeyRemap4MacBook in addition to SteerMouse with the Logitech device, and I anticipate weird conflicts. Thunderbolt third-party USB glitches would only complicate matters.
     
  2. JammySTB macrumors newbie

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    The Filco is just a normal USB keyboard. It'll work with the Mac keyboard drivers.

    I have a Filco w/browns and it's 100x nicer than the Apple keyboards in my opinion.
     
  3. chaseychasem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip. Do you use KeyRemap4MacBook to restore F-functionality? If so, does it cause any complications? I'd be using SteerMouse with a Logitech mouse already.
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Why do you need a keyremap? Sell the one you have and buy the Mac version. It works flawlessly. There's no better typing experience in my opinion.
     
  5. chaseychasem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Plenty of people swear by the Filco, and I do a lot of typing, so I'm keeping an open mind. But I will opt for the Apple keyboard if it turns out that the Filco doesn't play nice with the TBD or KR4MBP creates problems.
     
  6. JammySTB macrumors newbie

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    I use Windows, but I'll hook it up to a Mac later and try this software for you!
     

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