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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 06, 2007
    f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 keys now need the fn key to work
    When i first got my macbook i could turn up and down the volume by using just the f4 and f5 keys. Today that changed, it suddenly stopped working so i googled the issue and all I could come up with is this; I have to press the fn key+they key i want to use to actually do something.

    e.g I could simply press the f4 key to lower the volume, now i have to press fn+f4 key to lower the volume. Everything else works except those keys, what gives :S ?

    How can i fix this issue and go back to simply using a single key to do a task rather than using a collection?

  2. #2

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    You have simply changed the setting... to change it back..

    Sysytem Prefs>>> Keyboard & Mouse >>> Keyboard Tab>>> Just UN-Check "Use F1-F12 Keys to Control Software Features"

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 06, 2007
    Thanks, I can't believe I did that.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You may not have - Have found at least a couple of apps that will automatically put a check there in System Preferences if you choose a setting within the app that uses the function keys for shortcuts.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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