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Nice F12 key fix...
Authored by: robg on Dec 22, '01 08:55:03AM

Many people complained about the F12 eject key prior to 10.1.2, and it seems that Apple 'fixed' this in the 10.1.2 update by simply disabling it. However, they've actually implemented a fairly elegant fix. The F12 key will still eject your CDs, but you need to hold it down for about a second before it works. So now accidental presses are ignored, and yet the key still does what it did before.

-rob.



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Nice F12 key fix...
Authored by: 128K Mac on Dec 29, '01 01:52:23AM

Rob,

I may or may not have need for concern. I haven't used my Apple Extended II ADB keyboard with Griffin iMate adaptor since 10.1.2.

With my Apple Pro keyboard F12 broke with 10.1.2. I could leave a brick on it for an hour and it wouldn't eject a CD.

Have DVD-ROM drive in G4 DP Tower (gigabit). Would hate to lose the F12 in the old Apple Extended II because it of course has no "Eject" key. It's on loan so can't try it.

You using a different drive, maybe a CDR/RW or something? You have a later G4 machine as I recall.

Jerry



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