HELP with Keyboard shortcuts?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by James Howlett, May 7, 2008.

  1. James Howlett macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Its not what it sounds like, i have found guides to the actual shortcuts but am having problems using the standard ones now, i changed little things in the expose and keyboard areas and now f1 and f2 don't brighten or dim the monitor, and f10 through f12 have no effect on sound, how can i right this? i already tried returning to default and that didn't work.
  2. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    To make the function keys behave like they used to (i.e. perform the actions denoted by the images on them) you need to go to the "Keyboard & Mouse" preferences and make sure the "Use the F1-F12 keys for custom actions" option is DISABLED.

    Note that if you do this then your Expose and Spaces shortcuts won't work UNLESS you hold down the Fn key at the same time. And of course vice-versa if you leave the option enabled, i.e you can hold down the Fn key at the same time to emulate your original behaviour.

    Does that help, is that what you were looking for?
  3. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    This is how I have my MBP setup now, so I can move expose to the right hand side of the Fn keys. (I am left handed, and use the mouse with my left hand) Its the easiest way to have all your shortcut keys stock, and allow you to quickly with one hand, use expose/spaces with one key press. That and I disable the caps lock. I hate that key.

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