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Open Apple/Cmd on Newton Keyboard

raoulduke

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I just got one off eBay and hopefully will soon be getting a 'free' dongle, because for the moment I can only key it up on my 120.  I did just take a sec to look around the keys config, though... what could open apple/command (there's actually no command symbol though) possibly be used for?  Like does Cmd-Q return you to extras...?  [that's not a real hypothesis btw - actually there is quitting with some stuff; so maybe Cmd-Q/W do work]  There's no real saving or opening...  I'm honestly just curious.

 
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raoulduke

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Cmd-5 - palm to forehead (the keyboard actually pays for itself just because of those editing commands - typing also being helpful...)

 
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zhutto

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The possible keyboard commands vary by application (i.e., you have different options in Newton Works than in the Calendar).

The simple solution is to hold down the command / Apple key for a few seconds – you should then see a popup list of all the available keyboard combinations for the active application.

 
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raoulduke

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I don't have any installed packages on my 120, but I couldn't get the menu to pop up on stock applications.  I'm still waiting for a dongle, I hope.

I would have posted pics, but that test may have pushed my 120 over the edge.  It's had minor electrical issues before but this time looks really bad.  We'll see what a few days without batteries and with the switched depressed does.

Is the keyboard hotpluggable?  I assume no since it didn't recognize until I turned the 120 off and back on.  That's definitely not what caused the issues; just curious.

 
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