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Old Feb 19, 2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Launchpad F4 Button Not Working?

Mountain Lion thus far has been a superior update. Except for the little bugs here and there, it seems like a true sucessor.

However, my Launchpad button stopped working! I've tried deleting the symbolickey.plist trick, but it still hasn't come on. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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I had the same problem in lion and restoring keyboard shortcuts in sys pref worked fine. maybe that and relaunch finder or a reboot.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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I had the same problem in lion and restoring keyboard shortcuts in sys pref worked fine. maybe that and relaunch finder or a reboot.
I've tried this as well and it doesn't seem to work either. Right now my fix is a Function Flip add-on :/ but in the long term this isn't enough
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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The Launchpad key isn't working for me, either.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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The Launchpad key isn't working for me, either.
Yeah same. Did you try deleting the symbolickey.plist as well?
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Yup same here, doesn't seem to be working..
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Anyone know the fix for this?
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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Yeah same. Did you try deleting the symbolickey.plist as well?
No I didn't. Where is that located and why would I delete it? Is that supposed to fix the issue?
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No I didn't. Where is that located and why would I delete it? Is that supposed to fix the issue?
It supposedly resets the values that are wrong with your function keys. Its under Home/Library/Preferences/ com.apple.symbolickeys.plist if I'm not mistake!
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It supposedly resets the values that are wrong with your function keys. Its under Home/Library/Preferences/ com.apple.symbolickeys.plist if I'm not mistake!
EDIT: I got the Launchpad key working! Just as I thought, replacing the existing com.apple.symbolickeys.plist file with the old Lion file works. Navigate to Home/Library/Preferences/ and drag and drop this downloaded .plist file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?10kc0z6myu8r9w8

Now, reboot/logout-login and the Launchpad key should work!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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EDIT: I got the Launchpad key working! Just as I thought, replacing the existing com.apple.symbolickeys.plist file with the old Lion file works. Navigate to Home/Library/Preferences/ and drag and drop this downloaded .plist file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?10kc0z6myu8r9w8

Now, reboot/logout-login and the Launchpad key should work!
Sick! Where is this file from?
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Sick! Where is this file from?
It's from a Time Machine backup of Lion that I had installed before Mountain Lion. Don't worry, it's not a virus
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It's from a Time Machine backup of Lion that I had installed before Mountain Lion. Don't worry, it's not a virus
It does work, thank you! I don't know what sort of trickier this is, but I like it
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 08:48 PM   #14
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EDIT: I got the Launchpad key working! Just as I thought, replacing the existing com.apple.symbolickeys.plist file with the old Lion file works. Navigate to Home/Library/Preferences/ and drag and drop this downloaded .plist file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?10kc0z6myu8r9w8

Now, reboot/logout-login and the Launchpad key should work!
Sweet Baby Jebus! I could hug you! Thanks!
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 12:59 PM   #15
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I did everything you said and it still doesn't won't for me. I'm Mountain Lion beta 2
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