Keyboard Shortcuts don't work in XP (boot camp)

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  1. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    I just want to know, is this an issue everyone is having or just a few of us?

    According to the Boot Camp Guide, Pressing Fn + Delete (aka backspace) is supposed to be the same as the Delete key (aka forward delete) in windows. This simply does not work.

    Also, pressing F11 is supposed to be the same as PrintScreen, which also doesn't work. I don't see how it would anyways, since it's pre-assigned in many applications, such as in web browsers, it's supposed to make the window go full-screen.

    I'm running BootCamp 2.0 on a Santa Rosa MacBook 2.2GHz.
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    fn + delete works for me as well as fn + up and down arrow keys work as page up and page down
     
  3. Red Sox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you running BootCamp 2.0 or the older Beta version? Thanks,
     
  4. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i'm running boot camp 2.0... did a clean install of leopard and installed windows xp pro sp2 via boot camp then installed drivers from leopard dvd
     
  5. Red Sox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Webgoat, could you do me a huge favor? Could you tell me what your keyboard shows up as in the Device Manager in Windows? On my MacBook, the keyboard shows up as "HID Keyboard Device" which uses a standard driver provided by Microsoft. I'm guessing that maybe yours will have a Mac driver since it's working? It would really help me get down to the bottom of this if you could do this for me. Thanks.

    EDIT: Well actually "Apple Keyboard" shows up under "Human Interface Devices." In fact, it shows up twice in a row.


    After close inspection of the keyboard shortcuts, I think I know what's going on. By comparing the shortcuts for the built-in macbook keyboard and the external USB mac keyboard shortcuts, it appears that Windows thinks that I'm using an external USB keyboard. Or at least my shortcuts are mapped out that way. I have no idea how I could fix that.
     
  6. solmaker macrumors member

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    Red Sox, the PRECISE SAME THING happened to me as to you - I installed Boot Camp 2.0 with XP Home SP2 on a new Santa Rosa MB 2.2GHz. Everything works perfectly (even Fn + Return emulates the Insert key), but Fn + Delete totally fails to do a Forward Delete under Boot Camp. I posted to the MacNN forum and got a single reply suggesting that I reinstall the Boot Camp drivers, but I don't know why that would be worth doing (reinstalling the precise same drivers immediately after a clean install). I wonder what is different between Webgoat's system which works and ours that doesn't.

    Is there a good place to report this bug to Apple? Should the support forum at Apple.com be used for that purpose?
     
  7. Red Sox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't waste your time on the apple forums. Totally worthless, no help at all. I tried calling apple about this problem and the guy was a total jerk. He kept telling me that they won't provide me help with anything windows related, even though its totally an apple/boot camp problem.
     
  8. tommyff macrumors newbie

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    Macbook

    Exact same problem here. In addition, wireless adapter did not work in Windows with WEP encoding, but switched it off at Linksys base station, the Macbook joined the network - then put the password on and it was happy to take a password and use it second time around. Bizarre. Would be good if Apple could fix the delete bug. Mine is also a new 2.2 GHz Macbook.


     
  9. Pilaco macrumors newbie

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    That's odd. I'm not sure why, but all of my "fn" keys don't work. even fn+up does not do page up, and fn+home doesn't do home. That kind of stuff. I need those keys to play Maple Story (Lol). If anyone could help me out, that'd be great. :p
     
  10. TychoBrahe macrumors newbie

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    Add another to the "me too" list. Pressing Fn + Delete (aka backspace) doesn't work in XP. AFAIK everything else does. I hope they fix it somehow.
     
  11. JonnyBowley macrumors member

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    This still appears to be an issue. I just received my MacBook 2.2 SR and it won't delete with Fn + Backspace either. It's really annoying. Maybe updated drivers would help?
     
  12. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    for print screen try

    shift>fn>f11

    or

    shift>alt>fn>f11
     
  13. JonnyBowley macrumors member

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    Shift + Fn + F11 works for Print Screen! Thanks! Anyone know how to Delete?
     
  14. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    try this

    View attachment 101250
     
  15. Thor774 macrumors regular

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    Could you be so kind and repost this link?

    Can anyone confirm if there is a losution to this problem now?


    I have the same problem as all the others here. Forward Delete does not work on XP! All the other keyboard shortcuts seems to work ok.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  16. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry but i cant remember what link i posted back then but try

    fn > shift > right arrow > delete (or) shift > right arrow > delete
     

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