New MacBook Keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by koobcamuk, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    I have just bought the new keyboard from Apple and it's really nice to use. The shortcut keys are a welcome addition for itunes - anything that cuts down mouse use and longer shortcuts (i.e. using quicksilver) is a welcome feature.

    I was wondering if anyone else thought that maybe the next revision of the MacBook will follow the iMac keyboard's example and changethe layout of the function keys?
     
  2. kwood macrumors 6502a

    kwood

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    I have my doubts about this. There just aren't very many keys left open on the MacBook for iTunes control.
     
  3. koobcamuk thread starter macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    I would map:

    F1 - Untouched
    F2 - Untouched
    F3 - Exposé key
    F4 - Dashboard Key
    F5 - Num Lock
    F6 - iTunes <<
    F7 - iTunes >
    F8 - iTunes >>
    F9 - Mute
    F10 - Volume Down
    F11 - Volume Up

    leaving F12 free...

    You don't think that sounds plausible?
     
  4. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    It does seem plausible, but I don't really like the idea of not having a mute key. Maybe I'm against change.
     
  5. koobcamuk thread starter macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    I could have sworn I assigned mute to F9 :)

     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think they should just push hot corners more and get rid of the Expose and Dashboard keys. :D
     
  7. koobcamuk thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hmmm... hot corners are good - I use them, but can't be used all the time... can they!? (i.e. not certain situations/softwares)
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There're a few misbehaving programs that don't play nicely with Exposé (Songbird is a good example). But then it doesn't matter how you get to Exposé. Other than that, I guess some fullscreen games and things might suppress hot corners. I can't say I've intentionally used the keyboard for Exposé after the first few months of my Mac ownership! :)
     

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