New Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gian8989, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. gian8989 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    The Caps lock key is sometimes unresponsive if pressed in the far right (but it happens also when pressed in other area). Anyone else?
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
  3. Big Ron macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

    Dec 7, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Neither am I. I would advise that you return it.
  4. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    It already has that horrible butterfly mechanism and now this :mad:. I will probably ask for a replacement and buy an old wired keyboard to use.
  5. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    Except that it's scissor keys, of course. The only thing the butterfly keys are in are laptops.
  6. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    I thought it was the same of the laptop... well it still su*k in my opinion.
  7. RUQRU macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    Mac Addict!
  8. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    That is an expensive keyboard but is nice to see usb port. Unfortunatelly i like the low profile key of the mac keyboard.
  9. bbnck macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    It could be defective, but be aware the caps lock key on Apple keyboards are designed not to activate if pressed very quickly to avoid accidental activation. An irritating feature but it's been like that for over a decade.
  10. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    Whatever the mechanism, it is certainly shorter travel (and even lower profile) than the old wired numeric keyboard - and the slope is far less. I'm trying to give mine a fair trial and I sort-of like it, but I certainly don't think its a clear improvement, and I'm tempted to go back to the old wired one.

    Honestly, Apple - you had one simple job to do: take the old wired keyboard + numpad (which lots of people really liked) and stick bluetooth in it. Why change the keys? Sure, some people were asking for black keys, some people were asking for a backlight, but nobody was saying "hey, this needs to be even flatter and with even less key travel".


    At best, it is form over function (if you think that the iMac should look like someone has cut out a photo of a keyboard and stuck it to the desk) or (I fear) the new design is cheaper to make.
  11. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    Oh!!! That suck. I will check again.
  12. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I've had mine since the day they first arrived on Apple retail store shelves and it's absolutely fine, no problem with any of the keys. Prior to this I had been using the Magic keyboard which didn't have the numbers pad, but had been waiting impatiently for Apple to finally bring out one which, like my old wired keyboard of years ago, had the numbers pad included.
  13. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    All the change they made are for me a step-back:
    - short travel -> more mistake
    - less inclination -> wrist problem
    - lower profile + new mechanism -> sound bad and feels cheaper

    I would have liked two usb again even if they were usable only if connected with wire (so giving the possibility to chose between wired+usb or wireless+no-usb).

    Also backlit would be great.
  14. Ylan macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2016
    No problems here, but then I hardly ever use caps lock.

    Humbly, Ylan
  15. SaSaSushi macrumors 601


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    To each their own I guess.

    I happen to think the new Magic Keyboard with the numeric pad is excellent. The action, angle and profile all work for me and I've got large hands too.

    Action-wise it is very similar to the Apple Wired Keyboard of my former Late 2013 iMac.
  16. gian8989 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    yeah. Unfortunately is impossible to make everyone happy.

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