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That keyboard will not work with Leopard. You need an earlier model for it to work with Leopard. The one you purchased needs at least Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
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That keyboard will not work with Leopard. You need an earlier model for it to work with Leopard. The one you purchased needs at least Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
That is a good catch. The older ones would but not the later models. They work but some keys will not.
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it looks identical except for 1 key in the F keys. How would I even know. this sucks.
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I agree. I think it's very unfair. I would have never known except for all the reading and helping I do here. Sorry!
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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.
In case you guys didn't know why this is… if you select that option to use the F-keys as standard function keys, then the settings in the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences take over. If you check that, you should see that Show Dashboard is mapped to F12 and Mission Control (or maybe Show Desktop?) is mapped to F11. You can, of course, change those or disable them.


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I gotta say that's a ploy to make money. I have been worshiping Apple and Jesus Jobs for 20 years. Lately I've been thinking them getting a little dirty on the hustle tip. I mean C'mon, this is a 2 year old MacPro not 8 years old or something. That should be made clear at the time of purchase. I hope SL doesn't jack up any of my apps and settings. I hate doing major upgrades, it always means traumatic discoveries in the week to come. I have work dammit.
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I know that. The new keyboard will not work with 10.5.8.
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it looks identical except for 1 key in the F keys. How would I even know. this sucks.
It says so right there in the System Requirements.

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Minimum System Requirements
  • Mac computer with available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Keyboard software update


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I wouldn't know what it says after I purchased it. I walked into the apple store, told them what computer I had and they asked if I wanted one with a cord or without. I purchased it and have been struggling to figure out "WHY" for the last few days but only started in-depth investigating today because it's annoying.
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I wouldn't know what it says after I purchased it. I walked into the apple store, told them what computer I had and they asked if I wanted one with a cord or without. I purchased it and have been struggling to figure out "WHY" for the last few days but only started in-depth investigating today because it's annoying.
I'm fairly certain that the requirements are on the box also. But the people at the Store should have known better. So… now that you know, you can either upgrade the OS or take it back and get the right one. They may not carry them, but they can be gotten. This one should work for you:
(EDIT: redacted… not sure if these older white ones will work)

EDIT: here's an early aluminum one. The part number, if you care to search around for it, is MB110LL/A
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MB110LLANBB/

EDIT: Here's that old version aluminum one on Amazon… should be new in box:
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Aluminum.../ref=de_a_smtd


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Thanks but that isn't my KB. My keyboard isn't white like that and standing up at an angle in clear plastic. Mine looks exactly like the first KB I sent and is on aluminum. I'll figure it out thanks.
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I'm not sure how to respond. It's the standard apple keyboard. It isn't wireless.
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One thing to be aware of...some of those function keys won't work with certain setups.

For example (since you have a desktop...a Mac Pro)...the display brightness may not work with certain setups (non-Apple monitors). I have the same keyboard as you plugged into my MacBook Pro (as well as an external monitor). Using the external Apple keyboard F-Keys...I cannot adjust the brightness on either my external monitor or my MacBook Pro's display (but all of the other F-key functions work fine). I can adjust the MacBook Pro display's brightness using the F-keys on the MBP's built-in keyboard.

Maybe you can tell us what keys are working & which aren't.

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Thanks but that isn't my KB. My keyboard isn't white like that and standing up at an angle in clear plastic. Mine looks exactly like the first KB I sent and is on aluminum. I'll figure it out thanks.
Dangit… you posted back while I was editing my post. The model number you need is MB110LL/A. Links to examples in prior post.


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I gotta say that's a ploy to make money. I have been worshiping Apple and Jesus Jobs for 20 years. Lately I've been thinking them getting a little dirty on the hustle tip. I mean C'mon, this is a 2 year old MacPro not 8 years old or something. That should be made clear at the time of purchase. I hope SL doesn't jack up any of my apps and settings. I hate doing major upgrades, it always means traumatic discoveries in the week to come. I have work dammit.
Let's not jump the gun here...and start sounding like an "Apple-Hater"! It's probably just a misunderstanding of some sort.

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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.
After reading your original post...I have a question. Was your old keyboard the same type of keyboard as you just purchased (both are the slim aluminum keyboard with the white "chicklet" keys)?

If both keyboards are the same design...are the function keys laid out exactly the same way?

Did all the function keys on the old keyboard work fine?

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