unable to access hardware controls on new wireless keyboard

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I just got the wireless keyboard and can't seem to access the hardware controls (volume, screen brightness, iTunes forward/play/backward, etc.) buttons. Instead, the F* buttons are activated. Say I want to increase the volume by pressing the volume/F12 button, instead of the volume being increased the widgets appear. When I press the fn key while pressing the volume/F12 button, the same thing happens: again only the widgets are appear, without any change to the volume.

    Any help out there?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Reverov macrumors newbie

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    Try going to apple software update and then you should see an update for the wireless keyboard. Hope that helps!!
     
  3. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks, that worked. I thought I had done the software update for the keyboard before, but maybe this was a newer version.
     
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  5. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    Or for anyone else who finds this thread and is having the same problem, you need to have "Use all F1 - F12, etc. keys as standard function keys" unchecked in the keyboard section of keyboard and mouse preference pane, that stumped me for a bit :)
     

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