Looks like Apple updated the keyboard. (Edit: Was a bug)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ck2875, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. ck2875, Nov 9, 2015
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    ck2875 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like Apple listened to the feedback and brought back the old style non-horizontal keyboard to the new Apple TV.

    Edit: Nevermind. I guess it was a bug? Restarted and I'm back to the horizontal keyboard. :-(

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  3. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    With more horizontal scrolling hope they add "Scroll direction: natural" like on the Mac Trackpad. Really prefer the my Apple TV Remote work the way the rest of my devices work.
     
  4. ck2875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No idea. I just noticed it when I went to the search section.
     
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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    This is not new. You will see the horizontal layout when you are using the touchpad remote, and the square layout when you are using a traditional remote with directional buttons (i.e. a universal remote or the old Apple remote).
     
  6. ck2875, Nov 9, 2015
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    ck2875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh weird. I didn't know that, but I'm seeing it with with the new touch remote.

    Edit: I guess it was a bug? Restarted and I'm back to the horizontal keyboard. :-(
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    It actually makes sense. Once you get used to it, the horizontal layout works better with the touchpad, since you can flick back and forth over longer distances pretty quickly while navigating in small steps is more fiddly. Directional buttons are exactly the opposite, so it makes sense to use a more compact layout in this case.
     

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