Launchpad binding

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  1. schizbomb macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to unbind dashboard from that f4 key and keep it as a "space" while binding launchpad to the old dashboard button on my 2011 MBP keyboard?

    When dashboard is easily accessed via swipe, the keyboard button seems silly and would be perfect for launchpad.
     
  2. schizbomb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't find anything about being able to do this. It has to be a simple rebinding you'd think.
     
  3. basher macrumors 6502

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    System Preferences->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts

    On the right, double click to the far right of "Show Launchpad". When the text box opens up, press the key that you want to assign to starting Launchpad.

    Hope this helps ya!
     
  4. schizbomb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do this and hit the f4 key (sans holding FN) so I could try and bind it to launchpad instead of dashboard, but it doesn't read it or bind it.
     
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  6. swl7 macrumors member

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    Although for keyboards without the default F4 key mapping to Launchpad cannot directly switch the Dashboard hotkey to Launchpad, there is a quick and easy workaround.

    Download functionflip and all you have to do is literally "flip" the keys.

    1) map FN+F4 to launchpad through System Preferences > Keyboard
    2) open function flip in System Preferences after you've installed it and just check the box for F4: Dashboard and start functionflip if it is not running already (if you turned off assistive device settings in Universal Access in system preferences, you'll have to turn that on)
    3) now your FN+F4 and F4 mappings are FLIPPED!

    enjoykthx
     
  7. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for this! Works like a charm!
     

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