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imac abuser
Nov 8, 2004, 12:07 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?

thanks
imac abuser

Applespider
Nov 8, 2004, 12:24 PM
Go to System Preferences - Expose and you can change which buttons control Expose. I shifted mine along to use F11 and F12

realityisterror
Nov 8, 2004, 01:35 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...

reality

imac abuser
Nov 8, 2004, 09:08 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.

imac abuser

realityisterror
Nov 8, 2004, 09:26 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...


reality