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starbro reviewed on 16 Jul 2007
Using the volume control keys on the ICEKey will cause the expand/collapse triangle to become unresponsive in many apps. I have tested this to be the case in iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, and Mail.

After adjusting the volume from the ICEKey, you may click the triangle twice at most before it becomes unresponsive. You then have to click something else before you can click the triangle again. Normally, you can click the triangle consecutively as many times as you want to expand/collapse a tree.

Here's an example:
1) In Safari, open your bookmarks.
2) Adjust the system volume using the ICEKey.
3) Click on the triangle next to a bookmarks folder to expand the folder tree.
4) Click it a second time to collapse the tree.
5) Now click it a third time... it will not respond because the ICEKey drivers are now interfering.
6) Click somewhere else, then go back and click the triangle. It should be responsive again for two more clicks, then become unresponsive again.

If you have an MacBook or MacBook Pro, restart your system, but this time use the volume adjust keys on the MacBook's keyboard (F4/F5), not the ICEKey. Then click on the triangle next to the Safari Bookmarks folder. You should be able to click it consecutively as often as you want. Now adjust the volume using the ICEKey and click on the triangle. Boom.... unresponsive again after two clicks.

So as you can see, this problem only occurs if you use the ICEKey's volume control keys at least once after your system is booted. Only a system restart will revert the triangle responsiveness back to normal. And it will continue to work normally as long as you avoid using the ICEKey's volume control keys.

Macally needs to fix this. Until then, I would not recommend installing these drivers.
[Version 1.1]


starbro reviewed on 11 Dec 2006
No "keep alive" options. Uploading a large file that takes longer than the server's timeout setting will stall the upload when it tries to complete. Sometimes it will re-connect and start again from the beginning. Considering FTP programs from 10 yrs ago could handle this scenario, it seems ludicrous that a modern app can't even do this correctly. Buyer beware.
[Version 3.5.5]

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