All the special keys worked as they should, with the exception of the Exposé key and the Dashboard key (F3 and F4). Press as much as I would, these keys did nothing.[…] Thanks to obeezy for providing this nice story on Digg (more than 33Diggs).
What other users say about this:
mobilehavoc: I was actually in an Apple store a few days ago and was trying to use the dedicated function keys on the new keyboard that was hooked up to a brand new 24″ iMac but they didn’t work. I told one of the sales guys and he was extremely perplexed…after five minutes of fiddling he gave up. However as I walked out of the store I glanced back and the guy was back on the iMac trying to figure out why the keyboard didn’t work. I hope they fix this because it’s kind of retarded that a keyboard that ships with the iMac doesn’t work as it should, even in a store
ncaauwe: Yeah I have this issue on my MacBook Pro. If I have to reinstall OS X, I’ll just wait for Leopard. In the mean time, I’ll live since I use the programmable buttons on my mouse for Exposé, and when I really need to use my Dashboard, Function + F12 or reaching up to the F12 on my MBP’s keyboard won’t kill me.
superpixel: the fact that Apple shows the problem as “solved” demonstrates their arrogance when it comes to fixing the little things. yeah, it is “solved” by a complete reinstall of your OS. now, why did I buy a Mac again?