Remapping F9 and F10 on PowerBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lobos, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Lobos macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2005
    I switched about a month ago and am loving my PowerBook. The only thing I find annoying is that I have to hit the function key to use F9 or F10 in their exposé functions whereas F11 and F12 do it automatically. Currently F9 and F10 brighten and dim the keyboard. I can't seem to find a way to switch this around. I hardly change the keyboard light level so it would be so much more convenient to just be able to hit F9 and have exposé work.
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Are you using the keyboard/mouse prefrences.

    Finder-->System Prefs.->Keyboard & Mouse
    Finder-->System Prefs.->Expose & Dashboard

    Change them in both places. Even then, you might have to hit the function key, but if you change it in both places you should be fine.

    I remaped my functon keys like this.
    f12- Speak text
    f11- inverse screen
    f10- Dashboard
    f9- Expose- which I really don't use.

    This works fine for me, so I know that remaping the F-keys in Tiger isn't too much a problem.
  3. Lobos thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Thanks. I got it to work now. I went to Keyboard & Mouse and in there there's a checkbox for using the F1-f12 keys for software and Fn+F_ for hardware. Exactly what I needed.
  4. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Option(not function)+f12 ejects the cd tray on my g3 powerbook... Hmmm... I wonder how the options can control that...

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