MAC PRO-remapping F3 and F4 keys

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  1. jsherm macrumors newbie

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    New Mac Pro Quad Core Xeon. I want to remap the function keys: F3 (Expose) and F4 (Dashboard). Tried to do so in Expose and Spaces System Pref and in Keyboard/keyboard shortcuts System pref. I Mapped Exp and Dshbrd onto other keys (eg. F18, F19) but the F3 and F4 keys (dedicated Expose and Dashboard keys with icons) retain their original functions - they don't change to blanks. Is there a way to remap or disable those dedicate funtion keys when in an application like PS or AE. I can't seem to be able to change those particularly dedicated keys to work in the applications like other Function keys.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could check the option "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" in System Preferences>Keyboard. That way you would have to hold down the Fn key to activate special functions such as Exposé.
     
  3. jsherm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BINGO! D'oh! simple. Thanks for the tip. It's a new keyboard for me - my last desktop was a G4(!) so I wasn't aware there was a fn key on the Mac Pro keyboard. (There's one, of course, on my MBP.) Thanks again - that should do it.
     
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  5. Roman23 macrumors 6502

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    Where is this located?

    I was in system preferences/keyboard and I didn't see any option to select, all I saw was gibberish like keyboard speed rate and change keyboard type. Or maybe it is because I am using a PC keyboard?


     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It's probably because of the keyboard you are using.
     

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