Launchpad F4 Button Not Working?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mykonos, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Mykonos macrumors member

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    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?

    Much love!
     
  2. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Mykonos thread starter macrumors member

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    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
     
  4. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    The Launchpad key isn't working for me, either.
     
  5. Mykonos thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah same. Did you try deleting the symbolickey.plist as well?
     
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  8. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  9. Mykonos thread starter macrumors member

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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!
     
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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!
     
  11. Mykonos thread starter macrumors member

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    Sick! Where is this file from?
     
  12. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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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 :D
     
  13. Mykonos thread starter macrumors member

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    It does work, thank you! I don't know what sort of trickier this is, but I like it :)
     
  14. MikeLord macrumors member

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    Sweet Baby Jebus! I could hug you! Thanks!
     
  15. YoungKevin macrumors member

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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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