Remapping F-Keys for iTunes Functions?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cloudnine, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. cloudnine macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I did a few searches but couldn't find anything... I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terminology, though :/

    I'm wondering if there's any way to remap the F9, F10 and F11 keys on an older PowerBook to:

    F9 - Previous Track
    F10 - Play/Pause
    F11 - Next Track

    ... for iTunes. I don't really use Expose, so I'd rather have those keys actually do something for me :p I went into the keyboard setup in System Preferences, but couldn't really find anything in way of remapping there. :/

    Thanks, all :)
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you could enable "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" in keyboard preferences and then use iTunes controllers like QuickSilver (free) or CoverSutra (shareware).

    i use CoverSutra to map F14-F16 on my white Apple Pro Keyboard for previous/rewind-play/pause-next/fast forward like the new Apple keyboards. to make it work after i reboot you have to add CoverSutra as a login item… same for QuickSilver.
  3. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Synergy is what I use. Works like a charm and is fairly cheap.

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