Missing keys much bother?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kinkster, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    My Rev. A will get here in a couple of days, so I was reading some reviews and came across this:

    "The secret is that this mobile system has a little fewer keys: there are only 79 of them, while Wintel notebooks have 88-key keyboards."

    Which keys are these?

    Also does it bother anyone here to not have them or do you never really notice?
     
  2. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Made me curious so I just did some counting - my Fujitsu P7010 has 82 keys.... Used it for 3 years before my MBA and never knew it to be missing any keys...
     
  3. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    The only one that I notice missing is the delete key. Although, there is a backspace key which can do forward deletes, as well, in combination with the Function key. I've gotten used to it.
     
  4. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    With my Air next to my Dell the keys missing are,

    Num Lock
    Print Screen
    Insert
    Delete (ie: Forward Delete, not Backspace)
    Home
    Page Up
    Page Down
    End
    Context Menu Key

    All the other keys are there and are in the same position except for the Fn and Control which are swapped (the Dell is better with the Control key in the lower left while the Apple is retarded with the Fn key in the lower left instead). Also the Alt and Windows Command/Apple Command keys are swapped.

    The only key I miss is the forward delete on Windows. On Apple you have to press Fn + Delete to get the same behavior. The rest of the keys I don't use enough to miss (on the Apple you can use things like Fn + Down Arrow for the Page Down key, etc).
     

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