Mid 2011 iMac Media Keys Not Working After El Capitan Update

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HelicalSlime, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. HelicalSlime, Mar 5, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016

    HelicalSlime macrumors newbie

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    After updating my Mid 2011 iMac 21.5 to El Capitan today, I've noticed that my media keys, specifically Back (F7), Play/ Pause (F8), and Forward (F9) are no longer working.

    Most of the fixes I've found seem to involve a Google Music extension in Chrome which I don't have installed. I've tried looking through my iTunes preferences but didn't see anything that looked like it would fix the issue.

    Any ideas what I could try to get my media keys working again?

    EDIT:

    After logging out and logging back in to fix the stuck Calendar date, my media keys are back to working like normal.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Check if System Preferences > Keyboard > Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys is enabled.
     
  3. HelicalSlime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That box wasn't checked but enabling it didn't do anything, it actually disabled my Volume Up/ Down keys.

    Also, no idea if this is related, I just realized my Calander icon no longer displays the correct date- it appears stuck on March 5, the date I updated to El Capitan.
     

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