logitech dinovo mac/windows edition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by leon314, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. leon314 macrumors newbie

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    I'm using a new iMac 27 primarily as a Windows 7 machine (via Bootcamp).

    Wanting a wireless, matching keyboard with a number pad I ordered the Logitech diNovo Mac Edition (not the Edge). I had a feeling that both the standard Windows and Mac editions would work with both my operating systems, but went for the latter to be sure to avoid a fundamental iMac clash.

    Unfortunately, in Windows 7 the F keys are not working as they should, the Eject does nothing, and the number pad functions like arrows (perhaps numlock or the equivalent would resolve this, but I cannot locate it). I've seen this raised on forums before, but never resolved.

    1. Can the Mac edition be made to work properly with Windows 7 and how?

    2. Should I swap the keyboard for the standard version, since Windows is anyway my main environment, and if so, will the standard version work properly in OS X?

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    On my Logitech wired keyboards you need to access the F keys by hitting an F-lock key first, and by default it is always off.

    Have you checked Logitech for drivers for the Eject key?

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  3. leon314 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think the fn button solves the f-key issue, but eject and the number pad remain problematic.

    I did check for drivers. The problem is that Logitech offers windows drivers for the standard edition, and os x drivers for the mac edition, but there appear not to be windows drivers supporting the mac edition. I did try downloading the windows drivers anyway, but they didn't help - the software would not allow me to reconfigure keys, for example.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Wild. The only keyboards Logitech lists as being both Mac and Windows compatible are corded gaming keyboards.

    Since your intended main use is for Windows it's probably best if you replace it with the Windows version.

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  5. leon314 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Think you're right, balamw - from what I understand the windows version will work well enough at least (and maybe even fully) in the os x environment which I will occasionally (probably rarely) use. And I can be sure of it in windows mode.

    I'm going to pair it with a Logitech wireless mouse, but undecided between the Anywhere and the Performance (latter's more ergonomic; former might match better aesthetically, the finish seems a darker black, to match the gloss). Any experience with these mice, any idea which matches the aluminium iMac better looks-wise?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Don't ask me. ;) I've got an Apple Aluminum wired KB on my White iMac being used with a Logitech soccer mouse (It's the kids' computer ;) )

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