View Full Version : New Powerbook function key questions
Nov 8, 2004, 01:07 PM
Hello, I have a new powerbook 1.5 15" with the backlight keyboard. My problem is when i go to use expose (f9, or f10) it always defaults to the backlighting (which I rarely use). I don't want to have to hit "FN + F9, or F10" to get it to work. Is there a way to reverse them so they work the way i want?
Nov 8, 2004, 01:24 PM
Go to System Preferences - Expose and you can change which buttons control Expose. I shifted mine along to use F11 and F12
Nov 8, 2004, 02:35 PM
i don't have a powerbook :(, but from my hours spent at fry's, i believe there's a check box in the keyboard and mouse system preference to reverse the Fn key function... so you'd have to use fn + F9 to get the backlighting, and F9 alone would just be F9...
but then you'd have to use the fn key to change brightness or volume as well...
Nov 8, 2004, 10:08 PM
I talked to apple care today, and they said key mapping is not an option in panther. He said to download some 3rd party mapping program any ideas? I checked download.com and they suck for mac stuff.
Nov 8, 2004, 10:26 PM
did you try what i suggested?? i'm sure there was something like that in the keyboard and mouse preferences... hmm...
as for finding apps, use http://www.versiontracker.com or http://www.macupdate.com
download.com is the dumps...