Replace F3 Shortcut with Dashboard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jason.siegel, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    How can I replace the F3 (NOT fn+F3) shortcut to show Dashboard instead of Mission Control? I used to have my dictionary widget quickly accessible that way.

    I looked in the Keyboard Shortcuts pref pane, but the options don't seem entirely configurable.

  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I think keyboard maestro (available online or in mac app store) can do this by remapping the key when combined with but as I don't own the program I can't confirm this. Also, check out functionflip.

    However, with lion I believe if you just right click on a word you can get the dictionary definition. Could be wrong though as I haven't upgraded yet.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Thanks! FunctionFlip + Keyboard Shortcuts worked together nicely.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Um…F4 is dashboard. Unless you just bought a new mac with Lion preloaded.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    I did.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    To address your underlying issue -- Quick access to the Dictionary: Three finger tap any word anywhere in the OS will pop up the definition. If its a word you want to type in, just do so in Spotlight in the corner.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    I knew about the three-finger tap, but typing it in Spotlight is actually more work because then I have to use the arrows and move down to the dictionary entry. Thanks, though.

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