function keys (F1-F12) in remote desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by no0neelse, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. no0neelse macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2005
    Hi, is there a way to emulate the function keys F1-F12 in remote desktop? I'm running a program on my remote computer (win xp) that uses F9 as a shortcut, however when I press F9 expose still activates. Are there any keypresses that i can assign to emulate the F9 key?
  2. no0neelse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2005
  3. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I've come across this frustrating problem as well.. Unfortunately it looks like theres no way to do it, although I hope someone will prove me wrong. I think the only way forward for you is to remap that button in XP I'm afraid
  4. blindzombie macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
    I got it to work with fn - command - F9
    or just command - F9 if you set your keyboard preferences to use F1, F2, etc as standard function keys
  5. atothek macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011

    Thanks. This works great!!! Really appreciate it.

  6. bitkahuna macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    i needed to do an Alt-F4 in remote desktop on my mbp.

    thanks to this article, i figured out it's fn+option[alt]+command+f4.

    found a little acronym to help me going forward...
    fn+alt+command = fac

    just fac it. :D
  7. unfrostedpoptar macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    You want Palua. It can automatically switch function key between normal and Apple on an app-by-app basis. Works great.
  8. jackiek macrumors newbie


    Aug 6, 2018
    Thank you so much, this worked perfectly! I was pulling my hair out!

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