Scroll Lock key on Mac?

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  1. Legolas982 macrumors newbie

    Legolas982

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    Hey guys, im new at this forum
    So i bought this windows computer because it looked nice(it has LED lights), but the problem i have
    is that to turn the LED lights you need to press a button on the keyboard, yes guys its the Lock Scroll
    key, so i press it and lights dont turn on, i connected my keyboard to a windows pc and when i press lock scroll they magically turn on:(, is there a way i can turn them on on mac? how can i use the scroll lock key on mac?
    thanks
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Which light? Do you mean the scroll lock light on the keyboard?

    On a Mac, you need software that supports using the scroll lock key. The system does not.
    Excel uses the scroll lock key. That's the only one that I can think of, but maybe there's others.

    If you are talking about decorative lighting on the keyboard (and NOT the scroll lock indicator light), then it's likely just a hardware link in that button on the keyboard that you have. You might have some success reassigning the keycode for that key. But, I don't know if THAT would get the keyboard lights to turn on.

    Does your keyboard have driver software that you can download from the manufacturer's web site? Maybe there's Mac software for that, and that's how you support turning on the LEDs.
     
  3. Legolas982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its a decorative light, i installed a windows virtual machine on my mac and when i press the scroll lock key the leds turn on, but when i close the virtual machine they turn back off:confused:

    And no there are no drivers on the manufacturer's web, sorry for my bad english not my first language
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    What keyboard do you have? Is that a keyboard that is made for games?
     
  5. Legolas982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its a naceb na-634
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    This keyboard?
    Full-on gaming keyboards will have features designed for, and expecting, PC hardware, running Windows.
    Unless there is some external method of turning the LEDs on, or if you want to break the keyboard open, and modify it somehow, there's not much you can do.
     
  7. Legolas982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn it :/ thanks
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I wonder if the scroll lock light will come on (along with the rest of that LED array), if you try Microsoft Excel on your Mac.
    You would likely have to purchase Microsoft Office to even try it out, and kind of a waste if it doesn't do anything.
     
  9. Legolas982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got microsoft office, and yes the scroll lock comes on along with the led array, how do i try the scroll lock on excel?
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    (?)...
    Launch Excel.
    Press the scroll lock key on your keyboard.
    Does anything happen?
     

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