Leopard Front Row on PPC Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by techgeek, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. techgeek macrumors member

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    Now I know that Apple state Front Row is only compatible with Mac's that have built in IR remote support, but is this really the case?
    If I Upgrade my Mini to Leopard and plug in an external USB IR remote sensor will I be able to control Front Row?

    Anybody tried this?

    What about Mac Pro's? Can they not use Front Row?

    I will be upset if they have tied this to the built in IR :(
     
  2. saxman macrumors 6502

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    Front row works on my 12" powerbook using command-escape to start it up. It takes about 10 seconds to actually start, but after that it runs without lag. Although I haven't used it much, the arrow keys seem to control it fine
     
  3. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    Im not sure if it works on a Mac without the IR but if you hit Cmd-Esc it triggers it on my MacBook and you then use the arrows, Enter and Escape to go through the menus.
     
  4. techgeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys!
    If it will start up and you can control it via keys then an external IR remote should work fine :)
     

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