how do i use full keyboard access?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jackc, May 12, 2004.

  1. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I must be a moron, because I went to Sys Prefs, turned on full keyboard access, but can't figure out how to use it. For example, under the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, it says "Focus on Menu" is "^F2". How exactly would you use that? I tried every key combination I could think of, including the "^", ctrl, opt, fn, cmd, while holding down F2. And I couldn't figure out how to change the shortcut either. Please help!

    P.S. I'm using 10.3.3 on a 12" PB
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Since you're on a PB, it is a little different. In order to make the Function keys F1-F10 act as a function key rather than their normal function (like brightness, volume, etc), hold Fn while doing the command.

    So, ^F2 is normally CTRL-F2. On a PB, it's Fn-CTRL-F2.

    You can change the default (brightness, volume, etc) versus custom (F1, F2, F3) actions in Keyboard preferences.
  3. jackc thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    Aha! Thanks.

    Also, I finally realized that you have to double-click in the right spot to change the shortcut, I was just trying to click anywhere in the row that was selected.

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