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forza 07-27-2004 01:14 PM

Powerbook G4 Keyboard - Arrow Key?
What does the arrow key in the top right corner of the Powerbook G4 (15") keyboard do? When I click it, it shows an icon of the key on the screen but doesn't appear to do anything.

technologist 07-27-2004 03:24 PM

The one next to the F12 key? It's an eject button. Press it with a CD/DVD inserted and the CD will pop out.

For desktop Macs and laptops without a slot-loading CD drive, this is also used to open the CD loading tray.

Cloudane 07-27-2004 03:52 PM

Some of the keys baffled me too :p

The symbol that looks like
(edit: I'll get this right yet!)


  \ _

means 'option'. It's on the same key as 'alt', to the left of the apple and hash-like-symbol key which mean command. Alt and option seem to be the same thing, essentially, as do apple and command (correct me if wrong, I'm a newbie too)

The one that looks something like

^ (not the eject one)

is 'Enter'. Apparently Macs often differentiate between "Return" (new line) and "Enter" (confirm a command) whilst PCs generally merge the two.

HTH as it took a lot of googling to find out what all the symbols were for :) 07-27-2004 04:50 PM

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Here, I done this for you guys, hope it helps.

This layout applies to all current PowerBook and iBook users.
The part in grey applies only to users with a Backlight Keyboard.

Got any more questions just post a reply. ;)

Cloudane 07-27-2004 07:02 PM

Nicely made, cheers :)

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