Wired (PC) Keyboard 'Alt' not working for Startup Manager

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TIntersection, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. TIntersection macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2014
    My Roccat Arvo keyboard is not working when trying to get into the Startup Manager via pressing 'Alt' during startup to go into bootcamp. Is there some incompatibles with PC keyboards during bootup? Because like all pc keyboards in OSX the windows key becomes the apple command and alt and control remain the same. However why is it in this one case where the Alt key doesn't work?

    I do have Bootchamp which allows me to restart into Windows via menus and you can access Bootcamp in Windows to restart in OSX but for that initial startup and mainly the principle is there a way for me to access the startup manager?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Do you have the keyboard plugged into your Mac directly, or via a hub?

    What model Mac do you have?
  3. TIntersection thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2014
    Yes, it is connect directly via USB port and my iMac is a 27 Inch late 2009 model.

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