Function modifier key not working on Apple wireless keyboard

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  1. iamnicktoo, Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014

    iamnicktoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've recently bought a Apple wireless keyboard (MC184LL/B) to use with my 13" rMBP (updated to Yosemite).

    However, I couldn't get my function modifier key (fn) to work. Shortcuts like fn+delete or fn+function keys are not recognized and instead their default function is performed (as if the function key is not depressed).

    So far I've tried re-pairing the keyboard but didn't seem to help. Would really appreciate it if someone can point out what I am missing.

    Cheers.
    Nick
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    What program are you using that supports the function keys?
     
  3. iamnicktoo, Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2014

    iamnicktoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi blueroom,

    I could use it to perform actions like forward delete or accessing f keys system wide on my rMBP keyboard. I'm not aware if it is limited to within any program.


    Cheers.
    Nick
     
  4. iamnicktoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Surprisingly, I've found the solution on Apple support communities. The culprit seems to be the latest version of USB Overdrive 3.1. Downgrading to 3.0.2 seems to have fixed the problem.


    I will definitely not to dismiss the website as a legit source of finding solution in the future. Hope this helps whoever come across this post in the future! Cheers.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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