Can you use this as a normal USB Keyboard on Windows/Linux if you use the included lightning cable? Or does it only work over Bluetooth?
- Asked by Craig E from Green Bay
- Flag as inappropriate (Can you use this as a normal USB Keyboard on Windows/Linux if you use the included lightning cable? Or does it only work over Bluetooth?)
- Asked about: Magic Keyboard - US English
1 Answer from the Community
Yes, it works in both cases.
I use mine on a Windows 10 box I built myself (not via Bootcamp on my Mac) and I've tried it via USB and Bluetooth. All good in both cases.
FYI the basic functions of the keyboard work - I am typing this on my Magic Keyboard on a Windows 10 machine.
There are a few caveats:
1. The function keys work as function keys - no volume control, no brightness adjustment, etc.
2. The "fn" key simply does not work - which is very problematic as you can't ctrl-alt-delete on Windows with this keyboard (delete for Windows is actually is fn-delete on this keyboard).
I even installed the Bootcamp driver for a previous Apple keyboard (AppleKeyboardInstaller64) which did nothing.
- Answered by Matthew P from San Francisco
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Does the included Lightning to USB cable have a USB-C connector or is it USB-A?
- Asked by Michael Q from Boise
- 10 30, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the included Lightning to USB cable have a USB-C connector or is it USB-A?)
- Asked about: Magic Mouse 2