Expose problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by voodoomailman, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. voodoomailman macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2006

    Pressing the F8, F9, and F10 bring up a picture of a line with little lines radiating from it, F8 is just a line. On all three of these there is a small white circle with a line through it indicating that whatever these buttons are supposed to do, they are turned off. F7 does nothing.

    Please help - What are these buttons supposed to do, why does the Expose (which the F9 and F10 keys are set to) not pop up? The F11 and F12 work fine.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Is it a laptop? Try holding the FN key simultaneously. :)
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Those are the buttons that control the backlit keyboard. They work when you use the laptop in a dark room. You can activate Exposé by holding down fn while pressing F9 or F10 as mad jew suggested.

    If you want to change that behaviour you can do so in System Preferences. You can either reverse the effect of holding down fn for the F1-F10 keys or you can set other short-cuts for Exposé if you like.
  4. voodoomailman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2006

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