about function keys

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by killerbuzz, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. killerbuzz macrumors newbie

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    i just bought my first macbook pro a week ago and while i'm looking around in spaces setting there is a drop down where you can choose which key to activate spaces and there was F13.

    so I was wondering how to access that function key i tried everything but cant seem to find it.

    one more thing while i was watching one of the movies on youtube the guy mentioned fn F19. the question is how to get that key.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Press the FN key (bottom left) or enable the following:

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    There are wider keyboards (with numpad), that have 19 function keys.

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    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB110LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mg&mco=MTA4Mzc4ODA



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  3. killerbuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx

    I thought about the other keyboards and I looked at my HP laptop which had an extended keyboard but i didnt see the f19 on it so i thought i needed to edit my keys shortcuts to get it.

    anyway that cleared it.

    thanx for the extra links :)
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    No problem, glad to be of help. Enjoy your new experience. :)
     

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