Mac Keyboard Shortcuts (F1-F12) Unresponsive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Scjustice, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Scjustice macrumors newbie

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    Hello from a relatively new Mac user!

    I have recently run into a problem which manifested itself around the occurrence of two simultaneous software upgrades. One was a keyboard firmware update and the other was the installation of the Mighty Mouse (wireless). A day or two after these items were installed all the pre-programmed shortcuts in the F keys ceased to operate. This includes: Dashboard, spaces, contrast, itunes play/pause, next track, previous track, mute, volume up and down. I have figured out how to re-assign the functions to dashboard and spaces, but I cannot figure out how to make the volume, itunes, and contrast function correctly.

    My operating system is Mac OSX. Thanks in advance!

    SJ
     
  2. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    It could be a problem in your system preferences. Since some apps (final cut pro, etc) tend to use the f1-f12 as important short-cuts within the app, there is a way to 'deactivate' them from the system. This is a handy feature, and maybe you have deactivated them by mistake...

    go to the apple left corner => system preferences => keyboard&mouse. Under the "keyboard"-tab, see if the "Use all F1, F2 etc. keys as..." is checked. UNCHECK THIS. maybe this solves your problem...
     
  3. Scjustice thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ZballZ macrumors regular

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  5. MattinSF macrumors newbie

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    Perfect help

    Thank you, I was looking how to change, and ZballZ you really help me a trip to the mac store. :)
     

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