Which USB port to plug in keyboard on macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sossity, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    Does it matter what type of usb port to plug the mac aluminum keyboard into? directly into the macbook pros usb port? or can I plug it into a hub?

    If I plug the mouse into the keyboard, does it matter which side? I will be using windows on my mac, & I read online that the left side worked better than the right for using windows.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    i would plug it into the laptop. i think the usb receiver would get in the way.
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I've been pugging my keyboard into a hub for more than a year now and I've never had a problem. It was a powered hub, though, but I don't think that would make a difference in this case. It's not like the keyboard will draw a lot of power.
     
  5. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if I want to move to another room with my macbook pro, can I just unplug the keyboard & the mouse plugged into the keyboard? does it need to be ejected? is there any steps I need to take to do this?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, just unplug and go.

    Drives do need to be ejected though.
     
  7. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    I dont think it will matter were you plug the keyboard in as they do not use up much power.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You could consider the wireless Bluetooth keyboard and then you wouldn't have to worry :D
     
  9. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, plugging in a wired keyboard to a MBP is like putting a bra on a Camaro.
    Just ain't right.
     
  10. hasole macrumors member

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    On my i5 mbp, for hdd. the rear usb port is way faster than the front one, so I plug all the aux crap into the front port and leave the rear free incase I need a usb drive to plug in.
     

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