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How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 21, 2022 01:46PM
Apple has a keyboard now with TouchID - [www.apple.com]

Does it allow users to switch to their account just by scanning their finger, or do they still need to select which account first?

Is this as good as the touch ID on the iPhones?

Worth the $200 if switching between users on a regular basis?





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2022 01:47PM by mikebw.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 21, 2022 02:07PM
I love it on my MBP M1. Works flawlessly for me. I haven't used it for user switching, can't answer that.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: October 21, 2022 02:11PM
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Acer
I love it on my MBP M1. Works flawlessly for me. I haven't used it for user switching, can't answer that.

agree smiley



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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 21, 2022 03:13PM
OK I have a M1 MBP as well, so I am pleased with the operation of it there. Just wondering if I could expect the same on the external keyboard, which I suppose I should.

Also did a bit of research about user switching, and it seems that if you have multiple users already logged in, then YES you can switch directly by pressing the ID button.

[support.apple.com]
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Joseph C.
Date: October 21, 2022 03:45PM
It's so good that I get upset when I use a different Mac without Touch ID.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 21, 2022 04:29PM
Really like it on my MBA. There was some chatter about face ID coming to Macs, hope that doesn't happen.



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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 21, 2022 08:16PM
Have the external kb for about a year now, and it's flawless. Highly recommend if you have lots of passwords (and who doesn't anymore) in their workflow.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 21, 2022 09:07PM
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Acer
I love it on my MBP M1. Works flawlessly for me. I haven't used it for user switching, can't answer that.

Same here.



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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 22, 2022 01:57AM
I have it on my MacBook Pro M1 and it works for a couple days and then quits. Maybe a dry hands problem.



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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 22, 2022 11:40AM
You're asking at a uber Mac addict site how people like a Mac product.

I'm thinking people will love it.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 22, 2022 01:06PM
TouchID killed my dog.
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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 23, 2022 01:29AM
You're asking at a uber Mac addict site how people like a Mac product.

I'm thinking people will love it.



Because on PC/Windows, people are objective and not addicts, so they hate it.

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Re: How are people liking the TouchID key on the newer Apple keyboard?
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 23, 2022 09:16AM
I use the first gen touchID Mac keyboard as an external for my laptop when plugged into two external monitors. Works fine. In the end, I run it wired via a USBC to lightning cable. I have not switched users with it. But I have used it with more than one Mac with touchID. Seems ok switching between computers.

I find the use of my Apple Watch for authentication to be as useful (or more) than touchID on my laptop. Together, I only have to rarely type in my password even for installing software etc.
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