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

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

  1. renshao macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
  3. penfold1251 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    While FunctionFlip doesn't automatically switch when Eclipse is in focus, it is a reasonable compromise in my case:

    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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