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Hey everyone,

I know that if you hold down the function (fn) key, you can use the F1-F12 keys, instead of changing the brightness, or volume. I was just wondering if there is a way that i could lock the function keys so that they will only work as F1-F12 keys, and not volume and brightness.

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Is this a trick question??
My keyboard has key mrked fn....now if I was a betting man I would say that means "function"
That is on a MBP and is the bottom left most key on the keyboard.

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System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard -> "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features"
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maddog, he means a way to lock the key so he doesnt have to hold it down....
visual purple, u got it.

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maddog, he means a way to lock the key so he doesnt have to hold it down....
visual purple, u got it.
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thanks visualpurple, that helps.
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Is it possible to make this setting application specific so that the function keys automatically change between f1-12 and volume etc depending on which application I am using?
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System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard -> "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features"
Why don't I see that option there? (Using 10.5.8)
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