How to assign dedicated "Eject" key in NON Mac Keyboard

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  1. YahonMaizosz macrumors regular

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    I have my 17" Unibody MacBook Pro connected to my 30" display and would like to have its lid closed while working..

    However, I realized that the "Eject" key is missing in my Logitech G15 keyboard. Is there someway to map out a dedicated "Eject" key in one of the many keys in Logitech G15??
     
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  3. YahonMaizosz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did.. I know that pressing F12 for about 2 seconds is the same as "Eject" button.. But, what I want is to assign a Dedicated Eject button in one of the Logitech G15 keys...
     
  4. MBAir macrumors member

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    Dunno mate, sorry.

    Off topic, is yours glossy or matte? :) Just curious, am about to order a matte one.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    CMD-E

    (the Windows key should map to the CMD)

    edit: sorry - missed you wanted a dedicated key...
     
  6. YahonMaizosz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Glossy.. I don't like the matte since it does not blend well with the "Black" keyboard...
     
  7. YahonMaizosz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried it but it doesn't work... Only holding F12 for 2 seconds work... I wonder why there isn't an option to map out "Eject" button in the Keyboard control panel..
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Hummm - you're right. Haven't tried cmd-e in a looooong time (like early 90's :rolleyes:), I was just looking for an alternate for non-mac keyboard. It could be something unique to portables, though (I'm on a 17" UB, myself, at the moment.). I also have a desktop - but, I'm not sure if I have a PC USB keyboard around. It would be an interesting thing to try sometime.

    edit: Well, cmd-e DOES work after all - in iTunes.
     
  9. SebZen macrumors 6502

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    Just a warning: The MBPs don't work with their lids closed. They go into sleep mode and you can't turn it off.

    There is however a program called InsomiaX but I haven't used it because there is a warning when you install it (by the author) saying it's not supposed by Apple and the heat generated by having the lid closed may damage the computer.

    I rather be safe than sorry with a $2000 laptop
     
  10. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    partially true.
    1- turn themachine on then immediately close the lid.
    2- close the lid and use an external mouse/keyboard to wake the computer

    i have my lid open to dissipate heat while using an external monitor and the MBP Display is not on at all.


    OP: the only other thing I can suggest perhaps is Universal Access by adding a new command to a set or specific key itself.
     
  11. YahonMaizosz thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do you add a new command??
     
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    Im not sure if it will work entirely, but you can try since I dont have a non-apple keyboard.

    System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts tab


    I came across it i believe from the Apple Discussions site that say some say it works for them.
     

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