Generic apple keyboard can't register more than 3 keys at once

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Toik, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Toik macrumors newbie

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    Hey, today I bought a generic non bluetooth apple keyboard (one of the newer models with the aluminium finish on the top) to connect to my 17" macbook pro (2010 issue if that means anything) it looks great, feels even better but I've got one major beef with it, it cannot register more than 3 key presses at once like the macbook pro keyboards or any other normal run of the mill generic keyboard can.. Has anybody ever come across this or does anyone know how to fix it?
     
  2. kylera macrumors 65816

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    If you say generic non bluetooth apple keyboard, I'm assuming it is a USB keyboard. If my assumption is correct, then that means you're out of luck and you'll have to live with it.

    If it makes you feel any better, just about every USB (Apple or not) keyboard can't register that many keys. To my knowledge, it is a hardware limitation, so if there is anyone more knowledgeable, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    microsoft sidewinder x4 can accept 26 keys at once.
     
  4. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

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    Im pretty sure all generic keyboards are like this unless aimed for the gaming type.

    May ask why you need more then three keys at once?
     
  5. kylera macrumors 65816

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    I can think of one non-gaming usage for multiple key usage: GarageBand or other music composition program input.
     
  6. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Resetting PRAM. Cmd + Opt + P + R.
    4 keys.

    "Paste and Match Style" shortcut in Edit menu of Safari. Never used it, but it's there.
    4 keys.

    Need I go on?
     
  7. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Cmd, alt, shift and ctrl don't count. It is the A to Z and numbers.
     
  8. John T macrumors 68020

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    No, not really - unless your name is Toik! ;)
     

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