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Thread: Insert Key on Mac Keyboard?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Question Insert Key on Mac Keyboard?

    Hey guys,

    I've just hooked up a new mac keyboard to my Kubuntu system (the flat, shiny one with soft keys, really nice)

    The only issue is, it doesn't have an insert key!
    (in its place is a 'fn' key)

    If anyone knows how I can enable this fn key to be an insert key, it would be much appreciated!

    Many thanks,
    Last edited by gvanto; July 21st, 2008 at 04:27 AM. Reason: forgot something

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Insert Key on Mac Keyboard?

    I have this same problem now! I love these keyboards so I bought one for my HP desktop running 8.04.

    I figured on some configuring and got most of it working ok but no function keys really work and I need an insert key for one of my most needed apps!!

    I understand the function key bug report is filed at launchpad but I can't find anything on enabling an insert key.

    Can anybody help us?


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Re: Insert Key on Mac Keyboard?

    I just bought a Macbook Pro. I have Debian installed via Virtual Box and sometimes need to use VI and the Insert key along with it. Anyone know how to use Insert Key function or similar for VI on a MAC keyboard?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Wink Re: Insert Key on Mac Keyboard?

    Uhm, firstly, there is NO insert key for a Macintosh keyboard/laptop. Apple - instead, replaced it with a fn key which means function.

    Function keys :
    [fn]+[return]= Insert
    [fn]+[UPARROW]= Pg Up
    [fn]+[DOWNARROW]= Pg Down

    And a few more that i'm not really sure about, so I won't post it here.

    From Singapore


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