Limiting function keys to active application

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shivetya, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Is there something special I need to do to prevent F9/F11/F12 from being grabbed by the desktop?

    In order to fully divorce myself from Windows; minus CIV4 as the Mac version is a stinking pile of poo; I use Mocha's 5250 client. The problem is that many function keys are ideally used to drive the green screen options; I can click the Fkey icons but that may require multiple clicks.

    Is it at the app level or do I need to disable the keys for all apps?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    1. System Preferences > Keyboard

    2. System Preferences > Exposé and Spaces > Exposé
    Ignore the text on the image, you just have to re-assign or remove the F key functions from here, then all F keys will work with your applications.

    I have done the same for my work with an editing application, which uses the F keys to short cut to some functions I can assign there.
  3. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008

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