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    Function Keys (F1-F12)
    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.

    Thanks everyone

    Kevin

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by narf1899 View Post
    maddog, he means a way to lock the key so he doesnt have to hold it down....
    visual purple, u got it.
    yay so every ones happy

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by visualpurple View Post
    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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