Did you know that that Apple no longer bundles a remote control with new MacBooks and Macbook Pros? Granted, few people actually ever used those little remotes, but they were still a fun toy to get with a new Mac notebook.
The remote could be used to control Keynote or PowerPoint and other apps, but most people used the remote controls as Apple intended – to control the Front Row media application.
Fortunately, you can still launch and control Front Row with your Mac’s keyboard (on 10.4 and 10.5, as long as Front Row is installed. Front Row shipped with Macs starting in early 2006, and is included as part of Leopard).
To start Front Row, just press Command + esc on your keyboard. To navigate though menus, use the arrow keys on your keyboard. If you’re using Leopard, you can also launch Front Row by clicking on its icon in your applications folder.
Read more about Front Row by clicking here
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