MacBook Pro Keyboard and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmFightSpam, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007

    I am running Windows Vista via Boot Camp Beta 1.4 on my MacBook Pro. I came across a minor weirdity that I just wanted to see if it was normal. Here is an example. On a Dell or something, in Internet Explorer you can press the F5 button to refresh the page. With Boot Camp, I have to press fn-F5. It's like the function key is reversed. Where I would think I would press fn-F5 to change the volume, I am having to do that to refresh a web page.

    Is this normal expected behavior with Boot Camp? Anyway to change it?

  2. thegrifman macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Kennesaw, GA
    I just guessing here, but in Mac OS there's a way to reverse the use of the FN+F keys, so I would assume Apple has enabled that ability in their Windows drivers for the keyboard.
  3. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks for the reply.

    I was thinking about that. But I have not been able to find in Windows where I would make such a change. I believe a Boot Camp assistant was installed for Windows, but I can't seem to locate it.

    Maybe someone else does?
  4. Ceebler macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    I don't know about Vista, but in XP, the Boot Camp App. is in the system tray and there is a setting you can check or uncheck that allows for the reversal of the Function Keys/Hardware control using the function keys on the MacBook Pro.
  5. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007
    Ceebler, that was it. Thanks a lot. I forgot to even look in the system tray.

    Thanks all for the help.

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