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Old 11-03-2017, 04:57 AM
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I’m now thinking of investing in a wireless keyboard and mouse. The one I’m using at the mo is really cheap. It works fine but the mouse is just to small, doesn’t feel the same as all the other ones I’ve used. Do Apple make the full size keyboard wireless couldnt see any on eBay, they are all the ones with the numbers missing on the side. I used to use the numbers for short cuts when I had a PC


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Apple just came out with a full sized wireless keyboard with the keypad; they still have the short wireless keyboard without the numpad.
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I used a wired one (with number pad), with a extender cable.

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When Apple came out with the full size wireless keyboard they pulled the full sized wired one from the market. Apparently they also pulled it from third party sellers. If you want one it's a third party clone of the Apple board. Just got my wife one for our home Mac Mini with the enlarged letters/numbers. In all respects it's an Apple-made keyboard. It does have a short cable and we needed an extender cable for it.
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How do they work with a pen or your finger


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Be aware the current version of the Apple touchpad requires a higher OSX than Yosemite; not sure but I think it requires Sierra (or at least El Crapitan and you all know what people here thank about that).

As far as Apple rodents - I've yet to find one I was ever happy with. While OSX has supported a true multi-button for like forever Apple still doesn't make a multi-button mouse. You can with some effort make the Magic Mouse or whatever the bleep it's called work like a two button mouse but it's not a good experience. Don't be wedded to an Apple mouse as any mouse that works on Windows will also work in OSX (though special drivers may be needed for the extra functions some third party mice have). I'd suggest taking a look at Logitech mice - they have a bunch of different ones that might work for you. Been using them in various forms for close to two decades now.
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Logitech and SteerMouse.

Get a seven button - or more - Logitech mouse and, using SteerMouse, program the buttons for your favorite/most used shortcuts.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:21 AM
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Short cut stickers or layovers what do people recommend


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Short cut stickers or layovers what do people recommend


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Neither - learn the shortcuts and you'll be better off. Stickers don't last and peel easily after a while (had that happen) and the feel of a skin cover with the shortcuts didn't work for me either. If you really need this kind of aid then I suggest getting one of the keyboards that has the shortcuts right on them. Not cheap and I think they're wired only at this point in time but not sure about that. The ones I've seen are the full size keyboards with the number pad.
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I was going to buy something like that but considering I use two daws with significantly different shortcuts it could be a distraction. Unless I redid all the shortcuts in Digital Performer to match PT
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