function keys (F1-F12) in remote desktop

no0neelse

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Jul 15, 2005
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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?
 

pulsewidth947

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Jan 25, 2005
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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
 

blindzombie

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Aug 11, 2009
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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
 
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bitkahuna

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Jun 20, 2013
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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
 

unfrostedpoptar

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

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/palua/id431494195?mt=12
 

jackiek

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