Apple has released a firmware update for 2007 aluminum Apple keyboards. The update improves battery performance when using the Apple Wireless Keyboard in conjunction with other Bluetooth devices such as the Magic Mouse or some Bluetooth headsets. It also fixes an issue that occurred with both the regular and wireless keyboard wherein keys could repeat randomly when typing. More information, including installation instructions, is available on Apple's Web site. The update is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free, 1.52 MB)
Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.
Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.
In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.
Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1
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if it isn't the correct keyboard or wahtever, will I be alright?
I dread what happened a few years ago with an MacOS updater that killed my OS totally, wiping out my harddrive.
I'd definitely call Apple and see what they can do for you, or go to an Apple Store if that's easy.
I am OK. The updater finally stopped and explained "Update did not complete."
"Please reconnect the keyboard and try again."
I have the status bar going forever!
It says do not interrupt, but it isn't kicking into gear either.
Can I stop it and try again? What will happen? Will it kill my OS?