F1-F12 Keys not functioning.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snguyen, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. snguyen macrumors newbie

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    Here's the deal, I got my MacBook Pro a few days ago. After it goes to sleep or after extended use the F1-F12 keys are not functional. I believe this is a software issue, because holding Fn, I can access things like screen brightness, volume, etc. But the only way I can solve this issue right now is to reboot, which is an inconvenience for me.

    EDIT: They do work. I found out that all the hotkeys were reset. For some reason. ... help?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    In what way were they reset?

    What OS are you using?
     
  3. snguyen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Leopard.

    Leopard.

    Like, nothing was assigned to show the Dashboard, Desktop, Windows, etc.
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    What version of 10.5? Have you installed all the latest updates in software update?
     
  5. snguyen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10.5.1

    EDIT: I think I know why now. It's because of WoW overwriting the keybinds? can I prevent this some how?
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    this is a leopard bug. the keyboard shortcuts for exposé, dashboard and the mini dictionary seem to disappear. it happens to me after i use time machine to restore a file. hopefully 10.5.2 will resolve this.
     
  7. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Go to System Preferences->Keyboard and check to see if the FN keys are on.

    If you combine FN with F1-F12 keys it will work, but you can uncheck it in system preferences.
     
  8. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Supposedly there was a firmware update that fixed this issue for some people. And no, WoW doesn't touch your system preferences.
     

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