What is keyboardtype in the preference file of SheepShaver?

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What is keyboardtype in the preference file of SheepShaver?

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What is "keyboardtype" in the preference file "~/.sheepshaver_prefs" of SheepShaver?

What are its possible values and their meanings?

Its default value seems 5. What does 5 mean here?
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Re: What is keyboardtype in the preference file of SheepShaver?

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See the BasiliskII readme: https://basilisk.cebix.net/README:
keyboardtype <keyboard-id>

Specifies the keyboard type that BasiliskII should report to the MacOS.
The default is "5" which is a "Apple Extended Keyboard II (ISO)",
but many other numbers are understood by most versions of the MacOS
(e.g. 11 is a "Macintosh Plus Keyboard with keypad",
13 is a "Apple PowerBook Keyboard (ISO)" )

For additional information, consult the source.
Note that the setting has little practical meaning. If the installed MacOS understands the reported keyboard, you may see a different keyboard in the Key Caps application.
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Re: What is keyboardtype in the preference file of SheepShaver?

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I assume that the keyboardtype is as defined in Inside Macintosh. For my US-format extended keyboard I am using type 2.
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Re: What is keyboardtype in the preference file of SheepShaver?

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kelvin31415 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:12 pm I assume that the keyboardtype is as defined in Inside Macintosh. For my US-format extended keyboard I am using type 2.
I believe you are correct.
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