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

    Aug 16, 2015
    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?


    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 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Check if System Preferences > Keyboard > Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys is enabled.
  3. HelicalSlime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2015
    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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