F8 Key oddness

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spwwuk, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. spwwuk macrumors newbie

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    I've posted this problem on the Apple forum but no solution yet:

    When I press the F8 key it opens the Accounts Preference Pane. I have no keyboard shortcut implemented for F8 so there is no immediate evidence as to why this is happening. I've tried resetting the PRAM and tried a different keyboard (the older 2006 style plastic model) but to no effect. If I try one of the newer aluminium keyboards the F8 key launches iTunes but launches the same Accounts Pref if I use fn+F8.

    Any help much appreciated.

    System OSX 10.6.5, Quad Core Intel Mac, 12Gb RAM.
     
  2. spwwuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    You got the use as standard function keys option checked in keyboard system preferences?
     
  4. spwwuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That option seems to have been removed in OS10.6, but thanks for your suggestion. I have, after some more investigation, discovered what the problem was: Max Menus had become corrupted and inserted the F8/Accounts Pref shortcut as a key command. I had not immediately considered this as I wasn't aware of the keyboard shortcut option in this add-on. Problem now solved!
     
  5. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Just to clarify things, the standard functions keys option that's in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboards tab hasn't been removed from 10.6.
     

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