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#26620 28-Sep-2008 12:28
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Hey all,
i got me one of these nice new apple wired keyboards, it plugs and plays fine but the hotkeys dont work!
Anyone know hoe i can get the volume and start stop play buttons to work?
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CP




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  #167563 28-Sep-2008 12:38

I used the Bootcamp drivers (from Leopard) to get it working in XP

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  #167568 28-Sep-2008 13:36

Or if you don't have Leopard and/or Bootcamp, this app gives you the features of older keyboards - and probably new ones.

http://www.trinityworks.co.jp/US/software/AppleKPro/index.php

 
 
 
 




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  #167704 29-Sep-2008 11:26
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Thanks for your replies guys, means a lot.
Right, i tried the bootcamp stuff but legally i cannot get it, you need apple osx leapord and i do not have it, torrents of just the drivers have been claimed to work but not for the volume, and play pause buttons.
The apple pro k is for the older keyboard and does everything but the desired again, for some reason my keyboard works without all these drivers, most people on google are looking to get the function key working, but mine works already (shrug)
IF anyone has any idea or has drivers for these keys, or can tell me how to map them manually, i would appreciate it.
Thanks all
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  #167706 29-Sep-2008 11:33
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I am using one under XP.  I installed the Bootcamp drivers as I have the Leopard install, but I've never had much joy getting the hotkeys working.  I can use the F keys as F keys but not the multimedia controls or brightness etc.  Other than that CMD = Start and Option = Alt.  Numlock = Clear.  Haven't been able to map print screen or scroll lock though.



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  #167748 29-Sep-2008 13:46
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I managed to cobble together a few work arounds, they are not great but they work. So for those people viewing this thread in hope of a solution they can use too, try these untill a better one appears.
Mute - See this page here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/free-command-line-tool/
Itunes - See this page here http://itunescontrol.com/
With these its possible to map the keys to work for itunes and basic windows functions, note that the mute application can be used tohotkey basic windows functions, contrast, volume, launching.
Hope these help until a better solution comes around.
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  #167781 29-Sep-2008 17:04
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funnily enough i re-ran my leopard driver install for the keyboard and managed to get my hotkeys working :)  awesome!

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