Need help writing an AppleScript

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by diccen, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2006
    Hello codejunkies,

    I need to get something done that I THINK is best done with an applescript. As my programming skills are non-existing and for you guys it's probably a script that's written in 5 mins I'm coming here for help.

    In day to day use of my MBP I use f1-f12 according to the special features that are printed on them. When I am editing video in Final Cut Pro however I want those keys to act as standard function keys. You can switch between those 2 in the keyboard preference pane. Is there a way to automate this action?

    In a nutshell: When I open Final Cut Pro I want to use the f1-f12 keys as standard function keys, when I close Final Cut Pro I want OS X to switch back to using f1-f12 for the special functions printed on them.

    Anyone who can shed a light on how to solve this or point me in the right direction?

    Tnx in advance
  2. macrumors regular


    May 6, 2005
    why not just use some keyboard shortcut for specific application in the pref panel?

    If you're using snow leopard, System pre / Keyboard / Keyboard shortcut, you may want to map your key for different behaviour, alloc the exposer and stuff like that a weird combo key combo, map the F key to desired behaviour in all specific application (Final Cut), and other applications may map the F to the weird combo key.

    If that seem to much problem, take a look at iKey, it's automator supercharged:

    You may check this page for more information on where the info is stored:

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