Patience rewarded

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbarley, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    #1
    As much as I like wireless keyboards and mice using a BT keyboard on my G4s and G5s with a USB/BT dongle has not been an altogether satisfying experience.
    The problem surfaces when I'm messing around with boot-up keystrokes, (something I do a lot of) and I end up having to dig out a USB keyboard because the BT dongle is not active in the boot-up early stages.
    Anyhow long story-short, I finally nailed down a near mint condition "Apple USB Wired Compact Keyboard MB869LL/A" for a decent price and it was even local.

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  2. Resplendent macrumors member

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    #2
    Wish they still made these. Really surprised there's no wired option for the smaller size now.
     
  3. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

    Hughmac

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    #3
    Just what I need for my desk space restricted iMac - getting fed up with the mini BT keyboard and it's mood swings.

    Thanks for the idea :)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  4. Jack Neill macrumors member

    Jack Neill

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    #4
    I feel the pain. My Magic Mouse 1 sucks. It suffers connection stutters all the time
     
  5. tem_tempo macrumors newbie

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    Yeah my wireless keyboard is nice but usually I've got to wait a bit before it syncs
     
  6. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    There are cheap look-alike versions with USB... they are probably not that good/long lasting / nice to type, of course, though.
     
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

    oneMadRssn

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    Does the new Magic Keyboard work as a wired keyboard when it is plugged in?

    I had to boot Ubunutu from a USB stick to get some files off a hard drive formatted as Ext4. Obviously my bluetooth keyboard didn't work at first as it's paired with OS X. I was wondering if I had the Magic Keyboard, but it was plugged in, would it have worked as a wired keyboard?
     

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