How to auto switch between F1,F2.. and multimedia function keys?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by renshao, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. renshao macrumors newbie

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    My MBP comes with multimedia function enabled on F1, F2.. by default. So I have to press fn+F1 to access F1. This works for me in most cases except when I'm programming in eclipse(a Java programming tool).

    I need to use F1 - F12 quite heavily in eclipse. I don't want to press fn+F1 to access them. So I want my Mac to temporarily swap F1-F2 and multimedia function when I'm in eclipse. When I'm using other applications, keep the default multimedia function(so expose & dash board can be easily reached).

    Is there a way to get Max OS X to automatically perform this temporary swapping based on the application you use?
     
  2. renshao thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. penfold1251 macrumors newbie

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    While FunctionFlip doesn't automatically switch when Eclipse is in focus, it is a reasonable compromise in my case:
    http://kevingessner.com/software/functionflip/

    I only really use F2 and F3 on a regular basis... and I like to have the volume in particular available with one keystroke!
     

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