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    Macpro keyboard
    I just recently replaced my Keyboard because some keys were dead and some sticking.
    Plugged my new one in and none of the F keys work right. The volume up does the dashboard and etc. so on. I cannot figure out how to restore the normal functionality to this KB and I have tried the preferences already.

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    What kind of keyboard did you buy and which Mac Pro do you have?

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    Keyboard
    I'm not sure how to respond. It's the standard apple keyboard. It isn't wireless.
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    I didn't know there were a great deal of different new keyboards for MacPros. It's this one with the numeric keypad and it is not wireless.
    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA) - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTheGUIGUY View Post
    I'm not sure how to respond. It's the standard apple keyboard.
    The reason for the earlier question was...there are LOTS & LOTS of replacement keyboard options. Almost ANY USB-based (and many wireless) keyboards will work. These can be:

    - Apple keyboards
    - 3rd party Macintosh compatible keyboards
    - keyboards primarily made for Windows computers

    Since (originally) you didn't mention what brand/model replacement keyboard you purchased...we had no idea what you purchased (until you told us in post #4).

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    OK so it's the exact same keyboard that came with the computer from the apple store. Any reason why, the dashboard, volume controls and expose icons do not do their intended task?

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    I guess my second question would be; are there really 3rd party keyboards with the F keys designed exactly like the Apple MacPro keyboards with the same functionality and icons on the buttons, seems like that would be some type of design infringement but whatever, can any of you help me? Why is it not working the exact same as my former KB. It's the exact same one.

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    Check the pic below. Do you have that use F-Keys as standard Function keys checked?

    That is System Preferences, Keyboard.
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    it isn't checked and still all the functions are cattaywompous.

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    should I restart after changing any KB preferences?

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    Can't hurt. I am using that very keyboard here on my iMac and the Apple keys all work. What version of OSX you running?

    Edit: I just checked and unchecked that option and it changes without a restart. When I have that checked, Volume up does Dashboard, Volume Down does one Expose function.

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    Also just in case, run Software Update. See if new firmware shows for the keyboard.

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    how bizarre, that's what is exactly happening and I restarted and it checks it automatically. and it doesn't change when I select on or off. This is irritating.

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    What version of OSX and did you check Software Update?

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    Keyboard MacPro
    I have 10.5.8

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