Keyboard Shortcut for "Use all F1, F2, etc..."?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thebigpicture, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. thebigpicture macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    I'm trying to find a keyboard shortcut to toggle the check box in the "Keyboard Preferences" titled "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys".
    Or, what would be even better, would be a way to enable this feature when specific apps are focused. (i.e. Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop... you know the apps I use function keys for).
  2. happysymptom macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
  3. pinktank macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
  4. mrchrister macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    i made myself an automator script and put it on f13 since its above the fn key!
    i'm not really satisfied with this solution though.... does somebody know how to do this with apple script?
  5. arathorn8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    I'm looking for the exact same thing, but it doesn't seem to exist :(

    I'd like to do it from Starcraft, because I really need the F1-12 keys, but I sometimes forget to turn this option on/off before starting the game. :cool:
  6. dragleft macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    oohh, would you mind sharing the AppleScript? I'd like it to toggle before and after playing Starcraft 2 :p
  7. MacGrinder, Feb 17, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011

    MacGrinder macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2011
  8. Ludojcd macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2013
    Just in case someone is interested, it works on Lion too ! (Can't try on ML and Maverick)

    But the Macsteps website is down...

    Thank you very much for the script ! ;)

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