New Powerbook function key questions

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imac abuser, Nov 8, 2004.

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    imac abuser

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    Hello, I have a new powerbook 1.5 15" with the backlight keyboard. My problem is when i go to use expose (f9, or f10) it always defaults to the backlighting (which I rarely use). I don't want to have to hit "FN + F9, or F10" to get it to work. Is there a way to reverse them so they work the way i want?

    thanks
    imac abuser
     
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    Applespider

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    Go to System Preferences - Expose and you can change which buttons control Expose. I shifted mine along to use F11 and F12
     
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    realityisterror

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    i don't have a powerbook :(, but from my hours spent at fry's, i believe there's a check box in the keyboard and mouse system preference to reverse the Fn key function... so you'd have to use fn + F9 to get the backlighting, and F9 alone would just be F9...
    but then you'd have to use the fn key to change brightness or volume as well...

    reality
     
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    imac abuser

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    I talked to apple care today, and they said key mapping is not an option in panther. He said to download some 3rd party mapping program any ideas? I checked download.com and they suck for mac stuff.

    imac abuser
     
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    realityisterror

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