Function keys

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Mala, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

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    How do I get my function keys to do their stuff within programs? For instance, in Quark F6 should unlock or lock boxes, F7 should show or hide guides; in Word F7 should spellcheck - and so on.

    Neither these nor the normal shortcuts (ctrl-mouse = zoom in Quark) are working. I'm sure there must be some way to free the keys. Anyone know? I've looked in the Keyboard controls in System Prefs, but not a dicky-bird.
     
  2. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    Mala,

    check that Full Keyboard Access is turned on in Preferences (Keyboard Shortcuts) if you haven't spotted that already. Hope it helps.
     
  3. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Using the Fn key with the F1, F2, F3, etc keys worked immediately; tried it on a hunch and it works. Now Fn+F7 spellchecks in Word, and turns guides on and off in Qurk, and so on.

    Thanks for all your help.
     

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