Powerbook Settings Problem

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by 7254278, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. 7254278 macrumors 68020

    Apr 11, 2004
    My brother just got a Powerbook 15” SD with the extra VRAM and HD space. Being the super drive model, he also has the imfamous backlit keyboard. Overall, he loves the laptop, totally happy.

    However, playing around with all the features of his computer and OSX, he accidentally deleted the actions of the Function Keys (F-Keys). Before messing it up the keys did this by default:

    F1: Reduce screen brightness
    F2: Increase scrren brightness
    F3: Mute
    F4: Decrease volume
    F5: Increase volume
    F6: Num Lock
    F7: Switch screen
    F8: Turn off backlit keyboard
    F9:Reduce brightness of backlit keyboard
    F10: Increase brightness of backlit keyboard
    F11: Expose function
    F12: Expose function

    When he pushes the buttons now it makes the beep sound, system alert I think.

    How can he restore or fix the problem?

    Thank in advance
  2. Logik macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2004
    Apple menu->System Preferences->Keyboard and Mouse

    there's a toggle

    Use the F1-F12 keys for custom actions.

    i have mine unchecked and my buttons do as you say, if it's checked you may have to press FN+F# to get it do what you want.
  3. 7254278 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 11, 2004

    My bro says you fixed the problem, thanks for the help :D

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