HELP With HP Classic Keyboard on my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zacho56, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. zacho56 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys & Gals. Recently I bought a HP Classic Keyboard ( http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/computer/categories/mice_keyboards/1/accessories/WZ972AA%23ABA ) and it has 4 hotkeys. Mute, Vol up, Vol down and The sleep/shutdown button. The sleep/shutdown button works perfect but the other hotkeys will not work. I know this is a PC Keyboard, but on the box it says mac compatible aswell. So, is there any software that I can use (Besides keyremap4macbook) that will allow me to use the buttons? Or maybe a driver I can install? Any help would be appreciated. I am running, Macbbook Pro (2010) 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6GB DDR3 RAM. Thanks again!

    Zacho56
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Its compatible insofar as you can type with the alpha-numeric keys, the special function keys will not work, unless HP provides drivers for them (which they won't since they're a PC company).
     
  3. zacho56 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So im pretty much doomed? :( lol
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Doomed is a little melodramatic but yeah, you'll not be able to leverage the full functionality of the keyboard. Similarly you hook up the an apple keyboard to a PC and those fn-keys (volume, brightness play, pause, etc) won't work either
     

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