Ink enabled when using Microsoft keyboard

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  1. Mercellus macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a bit of an odd situation. I purchased a Microsoft Digital Media Pro 3000 keyboard today (great boxing day sale for $14.00!) and noticed that in System Preferences I now have an option for Ink - this wasn't there before and it disappears as soon as I unplug the keyboard, does anyone know why this happens?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a preference editor for the keyboard. did you install anything when you got the keyboard? I have a logitech mouse that had some software with it to make changes to the buttons and such.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Unless he's talking about Inkwell.
     
  4. Mercellus thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I didn't install anything with it at all. And yes, it is the native Ink functionality in Mac OS X (Inkwell) that is becoming enabled when the keyboard is plugged in.
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    That could be it. I don't have it enabled in my Sys Pref. because I don't have anything to use it with. Kinda why I forgot about that option... :D little snipit of what it does
     
  6. Mercellus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oddly enough I don't have anything that can utilize it either, I mean it's a keyboard for crying out loud! :p
     
  7. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    There's something about the keyboard that Ink likes. They are in love, awwww :p
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    LOL. When are they getting engaged? :D
     
  9. Mercellus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Later on in 2009 when Keyboard and Ink decide to make a pen and tablet so that this whole thing would make sense. Haha!
     
  10. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    ROFL
     
  11. Mercellus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm I think I might just take the keyboard back. I wonder where I might be able to come across one of the older style Apple Pro keyboards, maybe eBay?
     
  12. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't like the keyboard? Is Ink causing problems? Or are you jealous of the relationship that has formed between your keyboard and Ink... :D
     
  13. Mercellus thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it just bothers me, plus some of the functions that are supposed to work don't.
     
  14. faizan macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed the same problem when using a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard. For a moment I was a bit too excited. I thought that Apple had somehow sneaked in an update that makes use of the large unibody trackpad as a tablet.

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