Questions & Answers for Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English
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The maximum power output of the USB ports on the keyboard are 500 mA for the first connected port, and 100 mA for the remaining port. And even that is only when the keyboard is plugged directly into the special 1100 mA-capable USB ports on a Mac. if you plug the keyboard into a standard USB port, you will get even less power.
If your USB 2.0 hard drive gets all of its power through the USB ports, then it will never work if it exceeds 600 mA. Most USB hard drives that lack a separate power cord have two USB connectors, and each connector draws the maximum USB 2.0 power limit of 500 mA. So even if you do manage to stretch both USB cords from your hard drive around to the USB ports on opposite ends of the keyboard, the total power draw will be 1000 mA, which will overload the keyboard. At which point the keyboard will stop working, and you will have to unplug the whole keyboard and plug it back in to get it functioning again.
- Answered by Jonathan S from Newport Beach
- 11 26, 13
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How long is the USB cable?
- Asked by Edward M
- 11 22, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (How long is the USB cable?)
Without measuring exactly, I'd say it's about 3 feet. If you're plugging it into the back of your computer and putting it anywhere that isn't right beside the computer, I'd recommend a short extension cable.
- Answered by Matt B from Red Deer
- 11 25, 09
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How does this keyboard's dimensions compare to the Magic Trackpad? Will they look as seamless as the bluetooth keyboard does when placed beside it?Best Answer:
The dimentions are the same, besides the distance side-to side horizontally.
I'm looking for an apple french keyboard with numeric keypad
- Asked by Annie V from New York
- 02 18, 10
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Is there a table giving function key uses?
Can I look up default uses of the function keys?
- Asked by Joseph M from Naples
- 12 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a table giving function key uses?)
my new keyboard slides away & my Apple Store says they no longer make it with rubbery pads, like the one at the store. Any work arounds?
There are 4 rubbery spots in the older keyboard.
Apple Store told me to try rubbing the slippery types with alcohal. No help.
I'm using rubber gaskets under it - hardly a svelte solution.
The keyboard is wired, with numeric keypad.
- Asked by James T from Los Angeles
- 04 16, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (my new keyboard slides away & my Apple Store says they no longer make it with rubbery pads, like the one at the store. Any work arounds?)
Home Depot or Lowe's sell in the hardware section, small rubber bumpers with adhesive on the back. Simply stick those where the keyboard come into contact with your desk surface (you might have to remove any bumpers that are there now).
- Answered by S. Bradley H from Deland
- 06 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (my new keyboard slides away & my Apple Store says they no longer make it with rubbery pads, like the one at the store. Any work arounds?)
can I use this keyboard with the function keys for other applications. I am trying to use with putty
I am using a program for my work and want to be able to acces it at work when I am traveling. I need to be able to use function keys like on a pc keyboard. The program responds to each of the keys and no programmng is necessary. Will this new keyboard work?
- Asked by Susan H from Richmond
- 05 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use this keyboard with the function keys for other applications. I am trying to use with putty)
explain the functions on the numeric keyboard
description of the F keys
- Asked by Graham O
- 11 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (explain the functions on the numeric keyboard)
How do I get the MacBook Pro to recognize the numeric keyboard?
The numeric keyboard was working fine until I shut down the MacBook Pro. Now it isn't recognized. I've tried plugging it into a different USB but that hasn't helped. Thanks.
- Asked by Jennifer B from Clifton
- 03 25, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I get the MacBook Pro to recognize the numeric keyboard?)
Will shortcuts like volume up and down work on pc (windows 7).
- Asked by Dusan S from Manhattan
- 11 10, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Will shortcuts like volume up and down work on pc (windows 7).)
yes, but you'll need to ensure if using Windows in the Bootcamp partition that you have installed the Windows 7 drivers. If using with a PC, you may not have full functionality.
- Answered by Jonathan V from Maybrook
- 11 12, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will shortcuts like volume up and down work on pc (windows 7).)
Does it work on on iPad while connected to Apple tv
When iPad air is connected to my tv via an apple tv box can I use it
The keyboard on my tv screen
- Asked by Richie M
- 10 2, 14
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Can I use the numeric keypad to produce symbols like é and è as I can with a PC and an English keyboard? E.g., é is (with num lock on), alt-0233.Best Answer:
Try this for ( é ) type alt e then e. Its that simple. For ( ê ) type alt i and e and for è type alt ` and e. As for ç its as simple as typing alt c. Hope this help. As far as using the numeric key pad I don't know.
I'm looking for the old keyboard that is not low profile. Any available?
I type at approximately 80 to 90wpm and go through 2 keyboards a year. I prefer the higher profile keyboard as opposed to the ultra thin, low profile keyboard. Where can I buy one?
- Asked by Karen F from Eureka
- 06 15, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I'm looking for the old keyboard that is not low profile. Any available?)
I think you're looking for a keyboard like this one, do a search for
"Apple Pro USB Keyboard White A1048"
and that will give you a bunch of hits for the keyboard I believe you're looking for, if you haven't found it already (which you very well might have, considering this question is a few months old, but since the only answer I saw was from several days ago, I figured I'd kick in my two cents since I was sure I knew exactly what you were looking for).
My iMac actually came with that keyboard a couple years back, maybe 3 years ago I forget, and I still have a wireless version of it which works just fine with 10.6.8 which I'm running now, and it's USB (or bluetooth with the wireless one) so it's compatible with any newer or even older Mac, really. I used that keyboard for a long time on a few different models, and I liked it a lot as far as the feel and the key sensitivity and rebound, the only problem I always had with it was inherent to the design, it tended to build up a lot of dust and grime under the keys where it was very hard to clean out. The case was clear, so you could see all of the dirt that fell down below the keys, unfortunately. If you stay on top of it with a vacuum it's not too bad, but if not, it's impossible to clean without literally taking every single key off and doing some major cleaning work! Otherwise I think it's a great keyboard, I still use the wireless version today in combination with the low profile wired one on my desk. Good luck! Oh, you can find them on auction sites as well as online stores and maybe even some traditional brick and mortar stores like Target or something.
- Answered by Michael P from Old Lyme
- 09 12, 12
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How heavy is this keyboard?
- Asked by Shui Ki Keith W
- 03 27, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How heavy is this keyboard?)
The device weighs approximately 475g. There's definitely some heft to it, especially when compared to some of the cheaper plastic keyboards floating around. This is, of course, due to it's aluminium construction.
- Answered by Andrew K
- 06 7, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How heavy is this keyboard?)
Do the portuguese wired keyboard function in brazilian portuguese?
I want to by a keyboard to use with the brazilian language.
- Asked by Jack S from Orlando
- 11 9, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Do the portuguese wired keyboard function in brazilian portuguese?)
Is there an Italian language version of any Mac keyboards available in the US? If so, which ones and how do I go about getting on in the US.
- Asked by Kenneth B from New York
- 02 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there an Italian language version of any Mac keyboards available in the US? If so, which ones and how do I go about getting on in the US.)
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Can I use an English Apple Keyboard (with numeric pad / non-wireless) with a German Mac Book Pro?
I´ve purchased my Mac Book Pro in Germany 18 months ago, so the built-in keyboard is German. I have purchased now an English Keyboard but some letters are inverted (for example "y" and "z")... question is: can I use an English Apple Keyboard (with numeric pad / non-wireless) with a German Mac Book Pro?...
thanks for your help.
-System Preferences/Language & Text
-Input Sources tab
-enable (checkbox) for U.S. (or which ever English USB keyboard you are using)
-maybe keep German enabled for when you don't have the USB keyboard
If you want the entire system to be in English,
-Close System Preferences
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- 05 20, 11
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Can I use this key board with Imac MB950LL?
- Asked by Darcy L from Brooklyn
- 12 30, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this key board with Imac MB950LL?)
How can I reprogram my keyboard back to the windows format?
I tried to use the mac keyboard on my laptop PC that runs windows vista. It worked great.
Now I decide to go without the mac keyboard (it is not convenient to carry an extra keyboard). However, after I disconnect the apple keyboard, I realize that my PC keyboard is not working properly. What should I do to reprogram my keyboard back to windows format?
- Asked by Li-qing J from Athens
- 03 15, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I reprogram my keyboard back to the windows format?)
Will this work with a 1" high keyboard wrist support?
I have a nice thick wrist/palm support right under my current mac keyboard (previous gen. - the white keyboard). It lifts up my wrist to where it's almost horizontal to where my fingers touch the keys, which is great. It helps keeps my hands more relaxed.
This super flat slim-line type model here is really hot. I want it badly. But it sits verryyy low, would this conflict my wrist support? Kind of feels like it'd add a down sloping angle on my hards towards the keyboard.
I tried to test is out at an electronics store with this keyboard with some of their wrist supports, but they wouldn't let me open the packaging for the supports, could never get an accurate feel.
What do you think?
- Asked by David C from Lawrenceville
- 10 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work with a 1" high keyboard wrist support?)
I don't think you'd want to do that. I have 3/4" support at work... when I switched to this keyboard, I had to get rid of the support because of the angle.
- Answered by Steven W from Spring Hill
- 10 29, 09
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