Is there windows keyboard shortcut to restart a mac ???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by curtisinoc, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    Using a windows keyboard without an "EJECT" button, is there a keyboard shortcut that will bring up the shut down/restart menu? (equivalent to control + eject on a mac keyboard)

    Google has not been my friend with this question . . . :(
     
  2. barredfreak macrumors 6502

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    Windows keyboards don't exactly have the necessary keys needed to operate a Mac properly. I don't think it's possible without an Eject button. You should get a Bluetooth keyboard from Apple.
     
  3. curtisinoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use an apple Bluetooth keyboard. Reason I ask is because every so often, the Bluetooth devices (keyboard, trackpad and mouse) will be unresponsive - will not wake up iMac from sleep. When this happens, I connect my spare USB keyboard (windows keyboard) to restart the iMac so I don't have to "hard reboot"
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I think you can just "tap" the power button to get the same shut-down/restart option. At least with my MBP it works.... The hard shut-down only happens if you push and hold the power button, so just click it and see what happens....

    Luck.
     
  5. curtisinoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The "tap" of the power button brings up the window to enter password to get into the system . . . the problem is that the bluetooth keyboard is not connected (along with bluetooth trackpad and mouse . . . . happens periodically). Then, I'll connect the usb "windows" keyboard. With this keyboard, I can enter the password to unlock the system.

    Now that the "windows" keyboard is working, I'm looking for a "windows" keyboard shortcut to bring up the shutdown/restart menu (equivalent to control+eject on mac keyboard) . . . . remember, bluetooth devices are not working, including the mouse (can't click apple logo to shutdown/restart)

    If there isn't a windows keyboard equivalent to control+eject, is there another windows keyboard shortcut to restart the imac? . . . trying to avoid a "hard reboot"
     
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Check over at the Apple Community Support forums. They aren't has much fun as the MR forums, but I find for arcane technical issues the knowledge is a bit better there. Luck.
     
  7. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a shortcut on MAC keyboard to do this? I take it involves the eject key.... I'm newer to OSX.
     
  8. curtisinoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Control+Eject will bring up the dialogue to shutdown/sleep/reboot

    Trying to figure out if a windows keyboard can do this task
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The eject key might be one of the F keys. Might work with F13 or F16 with special keyboard combo keys.
     
  10. curtisinoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any other way (key combos) to restart/reboot the mac using a windows keyboard??

    Other than [control+eject] which doesn't seem to exist on a windows keyboard.
     
  11. curtisinoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good idea, I will post this question there. Thanks
     

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