pressing f1, f2, f3, etc without using fn key

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aleni, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. aleni macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    is it possible to press f1 to execute f1 as default instead of pressing fn+f1 ?

    coz i use more of the f1, f2 etc keys than the turning up and down volume or brightness.

    sorry for my bad explanation. im not fluent in english language.
  2. FragTek macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Yup, u sure can! Go in to System Preferences then to Keyboard & Mouse.

    In that menu you will see a check box that says Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features. Check that box and you can now use the F keys as software keys instead of hardware control keys. You can now use the fn key with the F keys to control the hardware functions.

    Cheers mate!
  3. aleni thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    oh great! my bad didnt check the keyboard option first.

    anyway, thnks for the quick reply! i love this forum. :)
  4. gammamonk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2004
    Madison, WI
    Sweet, I've been wondering that myself. ^__^ That'll be nice for the expose buttons on my powerbook.
  5. hidea macrumors regular

    May 10, 2006

    you can set that under the expose and dashboard menu itself. You don't have to set it from the mouse menu at all.

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