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MacBook - f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 keys now need the fn key to work


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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?
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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"
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Thanks, I can't believe I did that.
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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.

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