Apple USB Keyboard Question?

alex.marton

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Hi all,

I have recently bought an Apple Keyboard with the numeric keypad, and am using it with the iMac G5. My question is, how do I change the Volume buttons to be assigned to F10, F11 & F12?

I managed to set the Brightness keys to be controlled by F1 and F2, but I just can't figure out the volume ones...

Thanks, Alex
 

eyoungren

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Hi all,

I have recently bought an Apple Keyboard with the numeric keypad, and am using it with the iMac G5. My question is, how do I change the Volume buttons to be assigned to F10, F11 & F12?

I managed to set the Brightness keys to be controlled by F1 and F2, but I just can't figure out the volume ones...

Thanks, Alex
Which keyboard do you have? There are three kinds I can think of that are USB and have keypads on them. Two came out dure the PowerPC era and one came out later.

Also, what Mac is it attached to?
 
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alex.marton

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Which keyboard do you have? There are three kinds I can think of that are USB and have keypards on them. Two came out dure the PowerPC era and one came out later.

Also, what Mac is it attached to?
It is the newest Apple USB Keyboard with the numeric keypad (bought it last Saturday from Apple), and it is attached to an iMac G5 (2004, running 10.5.8). :)
 

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It is the newest Apple USB Keyboard with the numeric keypad, and it is attached to an iMac G5 (2004, running 10.5.8). :)
Ah, OK. Aluminum keyboard.

System requirements for all functions are OS X 10.6.8. I would assume this includes the options on the F keys.

Is there an option in System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse for using F-keys normally?
 
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Ah, OK. Aluminum keyboard.

System requirements for all functions are OS X 10.6.8. I would assume this includes the options on the F keys.

Is there an option in System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse for using F-keys normally?
That's such a bummer... I love this keyboard... I just tried the F keys as standard function keys option, and all I can do is change the brightness... Otherwise it's just gives me the alert sound.
 
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