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MS has ignored the Mac version of this software since Lion. Drivers and software for Microsoft keyboards was IntelliType. If you downloaded v6.

But now it’s just plain dead until MS gets off their lazy butts and finally updates this software.

Getting IntelliType for Microsoft keyboards and/or mice to load at startup in macOS

That means you need to use something else to control your Ergonomic keyboard along with other MS keyboards and mice that have many extra keys that do nothing without a driver that can assign actions to them.

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Over to Microsoft now…. Question marked as Apple recommended User profile for user: Without knowing exactly which Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard you have, I poked around and discovered that for at least some keyboards, IntelliType Pro v8.


Don’t microosft to mark your question as answered How satisfied are you with this reply? I am using Intellitype 8.

Getting IntelliType for Microsoft keyboar… – Apple Community

Give me an ergo keyboard any day over a straight one. Post as a guest Name. I also use the MS keyboard and have for years. I’m sort of stumped now I’m wishing I’d never bothered.

This is due to IntelliType’s kernel extension being unsigned. You have to open the System Preferences and click on the Microsoft Keyboard or Mouse panes to get them to load.

John Morrish John Morrish. Now when you restart or start up your Mac, these helpers will load automatically. Now my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard no longer works normally.

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Intellitype 8.2 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

At least now I can move on with the correct Command and Option key mappings. Microsoft IntelliType is the brand driver for Microsoft ‘s series of computer keyboards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ControllerMate has a very confusing interface with not a whole lot of descriptions or good video demos to figure it out.


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However, there are some keys which do not work, like “My Documents” and “Mail. In High Sierra, unsigned extensions aren’t allowed.

Also, check out these two apps to see which keycodes are being sent to your computer during key presses and combinations: There’s even an Ergonomic layout you can download from them for the app. Discover New Mac Apps.