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9.1 & Pro Keyboard = trash combination doesn't work
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Jan 12, 2001, 11:57 AM
 
I recently upgraded to 9.1. I have a iMac DV+ with 512MB RAM. After the upgrade, the volume, mute and eject keys work but not the Empty Trash key combination. I've trashed my Finder preferences to no avail. Any ideas?
     
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Jan 12, 2001, 12:40 PM
 
well, i can't suggest a fix, but you might want to keep your eye on a thread in apple's OS 9.1 discussion forum. you can find it at http://discussions.info.apple.com/We...cuo^9@.eeae0ed (although you do need an account to see the post... if you don't have one, just sign up).

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[This message has been edited by rjenkinson (edited 01-12-2001).]
     
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Jan 13, 2001, 02:41 AM
 
Thanks. I wonder if the Chakapura Patch would work. I previously was using Command+T to empty the trash. Now I notice that that command Adds to Favorities. Is anyone else with an older iMac DVSE and a new Pro Keyboard experiencing similar oddities?

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Jan 13, 2001, 02:57 AM
 
Just write an Applescript to empty the trash. Link it to a hot key and you have one-button trash empty! Here's the script:

tell application "Finder"
activate
empty trash
end tell

Save as a classic applet, with "never show startup screen". Then go to the keyboard control panel, function keys, and assign the applet to a function key. You can set it so you only need to hit the function key, or so you need to press option+function key.

As an extra bonus this will never conflict with key shortcuts for any applications.
     
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Jan 13, 2001, 03:09 AM
 
Phaedrus is a lifesaver. This is my first script. Please stay around in case I have a follow-up. Here we go. Thanks again.

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Jan 13, 2001, 03:19 AM
 
It worked. This is so easy. Thanks so much. What are some good resources for learning more of the AppleScript language. I'm ready. I even have a shortcut for Script Editor on my desktop now. It's time to search the other forum. =)

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