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Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
So does a Windows keyboard. The Apple keys do not function. I will not stick up for Apple on this. There is no excuse.
Actually the more I thought about it… I'd wager it had something to do with switching to 64 bit kernel extensions. That did start with Snow Leopard, and the alternate use of the F-keys to control a number of system functions isn't exactly "standard" in keyboards. Some things, like Dashboard and ExposÚ/Mission Control can be easily re-mapped since they are just launching an app, but others like the volume and brightness tie more directly to the hardware. I'd bet that those system controls on the new keyboards simply don't work with 32-bit extensions. Whether or not they "could" is a matter of speculation. Maybe the firmware in them is pure 64-bit, thus excluding the ability to work with 32-bit extensions? Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can share some insight. In any event, it's a non-issue. The older keyboards are readily available, even if not direct from Apple. But it is confusing, that much I agree.


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