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Microsoft Wireless Expose

micro_f-lock.gifIf you're looking for a keyboard/mouse combo that is dark and has lots of extra buttons and such, the Microsoft Wireless Desktop sets can be very compatible with Mac OS X.

Recently we ran into an issue where Expose functionality mysteriously disappeared. We:

So what was the problem?

In their constant pursuit to cater to everyone in the universe and to add functionality far beyond what any sane person would use they doubled-the functionality of the F-keys right out of the box. So if you hit "F-Lock" all the F-keys get special functions as set by M$ and marked in light gray on the F-keys.

If this happens you may find yourself with a "connect to server" dialogue box instead of "show all active windows" when you press F9.

To restore Expose simply press F-Lock (circled in red in illustration) and the software and keyboard should remember this setting on reset.

Posted by Aaron R. Deutsch on December 5, 2005 1:23 PM

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