keyboard shortcuts unused F13-F19...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by musiqzuki, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. musiqzuki macrumors member

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    hello,

    i have the Apple Wired Keyboard.

    I want to set the F13-F19 keys to open applications or something. It seems tht I cannot set them with Keyboard Shortcut preferences, so is there any recommended App. for hotkeys stuff?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sure. Quicksilver will allow you to bind actions to hotkeys, including launching applications.
     
  3. musiqzuki thread starter macrumors member

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    ok i downloaded quicksilver and i managed to hotkey F13-F15.

    It won't let me hotkey F16-F19 though. Do you know why this might be the case?

    never mind. it works, but it just doesn't show that F16 is assigned to the Key.

    Thanks
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Yeah, I tried that out before I posted and found the same thing. The previous generation of Mac keyboards only went up to F15, and Quicksilver sadly hasn't been updated in a long time. It just doesn't have names applied to those particular key codes.

    It's basically feature-complete, so as long as it remains compatible with the latest versions of OS X, I'm okay. If does not support Snow Leopard, I am not upgrading to Snow Leopard. A Mac without Quicksilver is no Mac at all.
     
  5. musiqzuki thread starter macrumors member

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    lol, messing with quicksilver is drainin' my time away. thanks for the info.
     

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