Wanna know the one thing I really, really like about the Macintosh?
Actually, it's not on every Mac; and I think it might have been rearranged on newer ones.
I have one of the extended Macintosh keyboards -- have a look at the picture. Direct your attention to the numeric keypad on the right. It looks a little different from a PC keyboard...there's an extra key.
That's right -- some brilliant person added the EQUAL SIGN to the numeric keypad! For those of us who do a lot of spreadsheet work, this is amazingly handy. I often cursed entering mathematical formulas, using everything available with the right hand, then having to bring the left back into service to hit the equal sign.
But, as always, I have to complain...You may notice that there's both a 'return' key and an 'enter' key. Without surprise, yes, they DON'T do exactly the same thing. Many times, the 'enter' key does absolutely nothing when you hit it (much like the 'home', 'end', 'ins', and 'del' keys).
I'm still no closer to repairing my PC, so I better get used to it...
I don't know about the older ones. On the newer ones you can change the function of keys. So since caps lock isn't used as often these days (at least when dealing with the web) you can make it function as a ctrl or an alt key. You can make the enter and return key do the same thing. (act as an enter key should). and the F1-12 keys can be assigned to a variety of tasks at your discretion. :-D
--pero , 6/20/2004 14:13:46