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Barcode scanner on Mac

We just got the SC1500-USB Barcode Scanner and wanted to use it on Mac. Is there anything I should know before I plug it in?

Operating System: Mac OSX

07-08-13     2236 day(s) ago    

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James

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All IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanners are compatible with the major Operating Systems like Mac OSX, Windows (all versions), and Linux.

FIRST TIME PLUGGING IN:

On Mac OSX, there is a Keyboard Setup Assistant that will show once the scanner is plugged in, after a short 'beep.' The Keyboard Setup Assistant will ask you to press a key.

You may immediately scan a barcode:

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You will be then asked the keyboard type, choose ANSI- American National Standards Institute.

You are now ready to scan into any application that accepts keyboard input.

AFTER THE FIRST TIME:

If, for some reason, you plugged in the scanner and did not scan a barcode or choose the correct settings, the Keyboard Setup Assistant will not come up again when the scanner is re-plugged in.

Do the following to get it to show again:

* Unplug the barcode scanner from the Mac
* It is necessary to delete a file to make Mac OS forget keyboard settings.
Delete the /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist file.
* Reboot the Mac
* Reconnect the scanner and follow the first section of this post.

ALTERNATE OPTION:
If the above solution is unsuccessful, instead of deleting the above .plist file again, try booting up with the USB Scanner plugged-in.

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