How do you disable F keys in games?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trippingchris, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2008
    In some games I like to use the F keys: F1, F2, etc. But when I press them it just brightens the screen, how do I disable the screen brighten part and just use the F key for a keybind?
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Laptop? Hold the Fn button simultaneously.
    Desktop? *shrug*
  3. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    The Bluetooth keyboard is, as far as I know, the only Mac desktop keyboard that has the brightness and function keys overlaid, and that has a function key too.

    You can change this behaviour by going into the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane and checking "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys".
  4. macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012

    The solution basically is in System Prefs, under Keyboard...

    Enable the option entitled "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys"

    The following is another MacRumors post discussing ways to toggle this option that doesn't include the pain of opening System Prefs each time...

    from: Forum Discussion: Applescript to toggle F1-F11 keys as function keys
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    Jimmy, you just sorted F1 2012 for me. Thanks.

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