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Mac 64-no Ctrl x,c,v etc. function keys dead

Just got this set and can't get any response from the command type keystrokes mentioned above and other on the keyboard. Types fine and I like it a lot but want total functionality. Is there some basic incompatibility I'm not going to get fixed ('cuz I'm using it with a Mac-although the box says it's Mac compatible) or a downloadable fix. I shut down and started over and no change. Not using the mouse that came with the set, rather a logitec rollerball and the new keyboard. MS website useless. Thanks for the help. Katy

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Re: Mac 64-no Ctrl x,c,v etc. function keys dead

Try pressing all keys in a piano motion. maybe one key is stuck

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I hope this helps.

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