How to define your own function keys? ex: f13 to work as volume control

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  1. bender644 macrumors member

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    How do I do this? I have it set now so that I have to press "fn" to access the volume buttons. I did that so that in order to access exposé, all I have to do is press f11, or f12 for dashboard. But now, it's annoying to get to the volume. Since f13, f14 and onwards do NOTHING, I may as well use them, otherwise why are they there. So, what I'd like to do now is set it up so that:

    f13: mute
    f14: softer
    f15: louder

    And to access those, all I have to do is push them (like I do for exposé). How can I do this, or does this need to be done through terminal?

    In case you are wondering, I don't want to make use of the supplied buttons for expose and dashboard (f3 and f4)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try adding a new Keyboard Shortcut in the Keyboard/Mouse preferences.

    I dont have F13-F15, so I can't try it.
     
  3. Ramashalanka macrumors regular

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