Questions & Answers for Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English
348 Questions from the Community
Where can i buy the US English Keyboard in Europe?
I would like to buy a US Style Apple keyboard so that I have a matching key configuration between my Mac Book Pro and external keyboard.
Unfortunately the "International Keyboard" presently offered on the UK Store has some keys (return, ~, shift, \) positioned in differently which i find very annoying.
The keyboard selection for the brand new iMac's have an option for "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US) and User's Guide", can anyone tell me if this keyboard is the true US style as sold in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, USA, Canada?
Could anyone point me in the direction of a store selling the US keyboard in Europe?
- Asked by Henry M from London
- 10 21, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Where can i buy the US English Keyboard in Europe?)
Has this keyboard been updated with the new butterfly mechanism that was released with the new Macbook?
The new Macbook's keyboard has been changed from the scissor mechanism to the butterfly and really want to get a keyboard that uses this. Has this been updated, yet?Best Answer:
- Answered by Niyog R from Mumbai
- 06 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Has this keyboard been updated with the new butterfly mechanism that was released with the new Macbook?)
how do I charge the (numeric) keyboard?
- Asked by Julia M from Arlington Heights
- 09 6, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (how do I charge the (numeric) keyboard?)
i've lost the pound sign on my wireless keyboard, how do i retrieve it?
It is meant to be above the number 3 but i get the # instead.
- Asked by Terence G
- 12 3, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (i've lost the pound sign on my wireless keyboard, how do i retrieve it?)
Yes it is possible, you just have to use something other than MAC keyboard. There is a great diNovo Mac edition keyboard from Logitech. Check it out.
- Answered by Povilas M from Somerville
- 10 23, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I desperately want a wireless keyboard, but I need the 10-key pad. Is this possible?)
can you use wired keyboard with wireless mouse
just purchased new 27" imac
- Asked by Darren B from District Heights
- 02 28, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can you use wired keyboard with wireless mouse)
Definitely. I've done it for ages.
- Answered by Rose I from Goffstown
- 03 20, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can you use wired keyboard with wireless mouse)
can you plug a BT dongal into this keyboard to use a BT trackball ?
new router messes with my BT for my mac mini , so I was going to go wired for the keyboard and BT using a don gal and plug the D into one of the 2 USB ports on the keyboard , just need to know if it will work
- Asked by Gary I from Merrimack
- 12 13, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (can you plug a BT dongal into this keyboard to use a BT trackball ?)
is it compatible with windows ?
i am buying this keyboard and i have a windows vista laptop. will it work ?
- Asked by Paul G
- 12 11, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (is it compatible with windows ?)
Yes it Will,
I am Running Windows 7 and it Works great, Best keyboard I have ever Used. as for some of the function keys, they dont work from the moment you plug it in. But you can download some free software called "Sharp keys" just Google it, which will let you re-map the Keyboard, so You can change the "Command" button to "alt" and the "alt" button to the "windows" key, like you would have on any other keyboard for windows. You can also use the software to make the function keys do what there meant to, Like the Pause key, Mute, Ect...
- Answered by Josh R from Geelong
- 12 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (is it compatible with windows ?)
The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is wired. There's no Apple option with both wireless technology and numeric keypad.
- Answered by Claudia T from Skokie
- 08 1, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the Apple Keyboard with the Numeric Pad have bluetooth or is it wired?)
Is this compatible with my Retina, 13 inch, Mid 2014 Macbook running OSX 10.9.5?
I have previously purchased a secondhand one of these because I would like to use a full-sized keyboard whilst doing a lot of typing and like the feel of the Apple wired option. However, the second hand one would only work as a USB hub and not a keyboard and looking online there are many reports of these keyboards note working with MacBooks. (I did try attaching it via a hub or extension cable as some people on various forums suggested, but this didn't work for me). Thanks.
- Asked by Gwilym W
- 06 5, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this compatible with my Retina, 13 inch, Mid 2014 Macbook running OSX 10.9.5?)
how long of a cable can I use to extend the usb keyboard and mouse without a problem
- Asked by Steve & Sarah S from Woodland Hills
- 07 11, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (how long of a cable can I use to extend the usb keyboard and mouse without a problem)
Best to keep USB extension cable around 1 meter. Now I have had issues using a 2 meter cable, however other users claim of no problems.
- Answered by Ronald J from Jasper
- 08 12, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how long of a cable can I use to extend the usb keyboard and mouse without a problem)
is there a backlit keyboard available for the 27" Mac?
- Asked by James G from Fort Quappelle
- 06 14, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (is there a backlit keyboard available for the 27" Mac?)
Not from apple I suppose.
- Answered by Ananggadipa R
- 09 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (is there a backlit keyboard available for the 27" Mac?)
The Apple Keyboard is a USB peripheral, it has one USB lead which you can connect to your Mac or PC. There are also two USB ports on either side of the keyboard itself, which can be used for connecting other USB devices (e.g. a mouse or USB thumb-drive).
- Answered by Andrew K
- 06 7, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what is the connection)
If I plug this keyboard into a USB 3.0 port on my Mac Mini, will the keyboard's USB ports then support USB 3.0 peripherals (e.g., a powered external hard drive)? (An employee at an Apple store said Yes, but she seemed uncertain.)
- Asked by David C from Menlo Park
- 12 21, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (USB 3.0)
They were correct in the sense that USB 3 devices would work however you will not get USB 3 speeds.
- Answered by Oliver H
- 03 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (USB 3.0)
I wish to buy a new iMac but need a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad. Do other brand keyboards work with the new iMac's?
Anyone working with numbers, academic, accounting, financial research, etc. needs a numeric keypad! Why does Apple not provide?
- Asked by Mary O from Cle Elum
- 09 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (I wish to buy a new iMac but need a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad. Do other brand keyboards work with the new iMac's?)
I just measured the one sitting in front of me on my desk. It's 17" wide, 4.5" deep, and 0.75" high at the back. The keyboard has roughly the same angle of tilt as the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad.
The alphanumeric keyboard is the exact same size as the Apple Wireless Keyboard and has a nearly identical layout. The only difference is that the Command, Option, Control and Spacebar keys are slightly larger on this keyboard since the Fn key and arrow keys are now off to the side. The numeric keypad and extra function keys extend 6" out to the right of the standard Apple alphanumeric keyboard, within easy reach while typing.
- Answered by Jonathan S from Newport Beach
- 11 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what are the dimensions?)
Can I use this keyboard at work on a PC that is using Windows 7 Enterprise OS?
I love this keyboard and do not like the basic logictech keyboard that I am provided with at work. My company does not use Apple products; however, I would like to buy an Apple keyboard (wired with numeric keypad) and use it with my PC at work. Is this possible without having system adminstrator permissions on my PC?
- Asked by Mike G from St Albert
- 05 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this keyboard at work on a PC that is using Windows 7 Enterprise OS?)
It should work fine, unless you want the secondary functions of the "F keys" to work - without Boot Camp software, the volume keys will not operate, for example.
Older versions of Boot Camp support software will work on some generic Windows PCs - I've had good luck with 3.1 and 3.3, I believe, but you should not at any point install a 4.# or 5.# version - they do not uninstall cleanly, and you cannot downgrade to the functional 3.x branch without reinstalling windows.
If all you want is a nice keyboard with short-throw buttons, then it'll work great and the only thing you give up is the rarely-used "ins" key; a "function" key replaces it.
- Answered by Ian G from Winter Park
- 03 24, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use this keyboard at work on a PC that is using Windows 7 Enterprise OS?)
Absolutely you can. Just plug it in. Your iMac will even work with most wired Windows keyboards. Although you may find it hard to get used to not having your command key.
- Answered by Daniel B from Pine Ridge
- 01 8, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can you use a 'wired' keyboard with the iMac if you bought it originally with 'wireless' keyboard?)