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  1. #1

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    Oct 21, 2007
    desktop F11 key missing on new macbooks
    Hi all, I just got one of the 2.2ghz macbooks, and since they changed the F keys, there doesn't even seem to be one that shows just the desktop, like on the older macbooks you would press the F11 key to view yr desktop, anyone know the method on the new macbooks? It's a method I am using a lot. Thanks!

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    Justin Cope's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    2003 17" Powerbook G4 1ghz, 1GB ram, 60GB hdd.
    I have a powerbook and rarely use F11 anyway, I would just use magic corners if I were you. I assume they have them in leopard...
    "What do you mean your computer's hooked up directly to the net with no firewall?!"
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2007
    just got on system preferences and made my f5 key do it Thnks!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 01, 2007
    Budapest, Hungary
    MacBook Air 1.6 - iMac 20" for the wife

    I am with Justin Cope on this one, the magic corner things works better in my preference. I have it set for Desktop - All Apps - ScreenSaver - Disable ScreenSaver.



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    Dec 06, 2006
    iMac, MB, MB Air, nano

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    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2009
    I know I'm posting years after the original post, but I just got a new MacBook and really missed the F11 desktop function. To fix this go to: system preferences: keyboard and mouse: keyboard: select "use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys"
    Hope this helps!

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    Dysfunction's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    i I hold down fn and hit F11 it shows my desktop.. both on my mbp and my wifes new macbook
    This machine kills fascists
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