Wireless Keyboard - is it ON or OFF?

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I have a new (only second day) iMAC 24 (8MB/1TB) ....

QUESTION: When I use the Finder>>Shut down....does that also turn off the wireless keyboard? It seems almost impossible to tell since pushing the power-button on keyboard gives the same feedback each time - a green light. Maybe a red-light for off would have been more user-friendly IAW "Tog" ?
 

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The keyboard green light is always on. Will be that way unless you remove the batteries.

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There's a power button on the Bluetooth keyboards? Why didn't somebody tell me this? I absolutely miss the power key on the old keyboards!
 

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The "power" button on the keyboard affects the keyboard only. It does not power up the system like the keyboard on our LC II did. i miss that as well.

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The Apple keyboards automatically go into a low power mode when not in use and "wake up" when not in use. Apple does recommend that you power down the keyboard down if it won't be used for a few days. Press the power button for three seconds. Apple Wireless Keyboard: How to store your keyboard when it's not in use

When I first started using my Aluminum Wireless keyboard I turn it off at the end of the day when I shut the system down. I eventually stopped doing that because the next morning I'd forget to turn it on then wonder why things weren't working. Besides the extra little bit I might have gained in battery lige wasn't worth the hassle. I get pretty good battery life by simply letting the keyboard manage itself.
 
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The "power" button on the keyboard affects the keyboard only. It does not power up the system like the keyboard on our LC II did. i miss that as well.

@Jellytoes
The Apple keyboards automatically go into a low power mode when not in use and "wake up" when not in use. Apple does recommend that you power down the keyboard down if it won't be used for a few days. Press the power button for three seconds. Apple Wireless Keyboard: How to store your keyboard when it's not in use

When I first started using my Aluminum Wireless keyboard I turn it off at the end of the day when I shut the system down. I eventually stopped doing that because the next morning I'd forget to turn it on then wonder why things weren't working. Besides the extra little bit I might have gained in battery lige wasn't worth the hassle. I get pretty good battery life by simply letting the keyboard manage itself.

Sounds good....maybe use the upgrade Ultimate Lithium batteries as in my camera?
 

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I have veen using some Duracell rechargeable batteries and charger that I purchased at big box retailer but readily available everywhere. They seem to hold up well. I think I usually go several weeks without a recharge even though the keyboard is in use several hours a day. When needed I put the the batteries in the charger overnight after shutting the computer down.

I do keep a set of regular batteries around in case I forget to charge and the batteries go down during a marathon computing session.
 

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The keyboard green light is always on. Will be that way unless you remove the batteries.

Regards.
You must have a different model than mine. The green light only comes on when I push the power button (both to turn it on and off).
 

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