F1-12 keyboard shortcuts on 3rd party keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ollie N, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Ollie N macrumors regular

    Ollie N

    Jan 4, 2009
    You know those keyboard shortcuts on the F1-12 keys on the Apple keys?

    I have an old Apple Keyboard that I bought on ebay before they had even the volume on they keyboard. All I want to know is there some way to enable these? I can do F3 and F4 but that is about it. Anyone know of an App or something for this?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The first thing I thought of when I saw this thread was the option in System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse to use F1-F12 as standard function keys. Try toggling that option, if your keyboard lacks a dedicated Function key. Also, if you have a REALLY old Apple USB keyboard, try pressing the Help key + F1 through F12, and see if that does anything interesting.

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