F3 F4 and F5 buttons

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AudiGuy, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    how do i use the F buttons on my 12" PB G4? its set to adjust volume but i need to use the F keys
     
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    matticus008

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    Well, if you just want to use them as F-keys temporarily, use the Fn button on the keyboard. If you're looking to make a permanent switch, go to System Preferences and change the setting in the Keyboard section that says something about "use F1-F12 for software functions." That should do the trick :).
     
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    thanks

    Thanks guys
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Please don't revive ancient threads.
     
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    rabidz7

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    Why do you not have the fn keys set to default?
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Because, as stated in the original post, they are being used for volume control.
     
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    rabidz7

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    The default is volume control...
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    I thought that you meant that why not have the function keys default to software functions. Either way, the OP stated that he needs to use the F keys. I would guess that it is for some software that requires them.
     

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