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What is the button to the left of the arrow keys? It seems to act like the enter key, does it have some other purpose?

It's got an icon like this:
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I have no clue. Mine just says "enter" on it.

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Mine also just says "enter"

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What does this button do....


famous last words
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take a picture and post it.. lol to above
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Sounds like you're describing the "eject" button, which is on the F12 button on my PowerBook G4.
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You mean ?

It's the Enter key. Not to be confused with the Return key.()

You must not be using a US keyboard.
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Thanks for the replies.

Yeah, I'm using a UK keyboard. What's the difference between the Enter and return keys? They seem to only be different on Apple keyboards...

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mike i am also using a Uk keyboard and i have the same button in the same place i think it just cts as an enter key but i cant be sure
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"Return" goes back to the typewriter days for a carriage return to start a new line. "Enter" is to execute a command or input. Beyond the words, I don't know any functional difference in modern computers, but there must be something, otherwise they wouldn't name them differently. Whatever it is, it must some subtle difference, like "delete" and "backspace".

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