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I just recently purchased a Macally BTkey bluetooth keyboard for my mac. Does anybody know if i can force the function keys to work like the one on my macbook pro. The only main keys i want are the keys for itunes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The F keys don't get picked up? That's strange, are you sure you just don't have the iTunes and Dashboard functions set to work with the Fn key?
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Thats part of the problem. It doesn't have a fn key. It just has the normal f keys. What im wanting to have the f keys do is work like the play/pause, fastforward, and rewind keys for itunes. I tried making my own keyboard shortcuts for it but it only works when i have itunes selected.
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Go to System Preferences > Keyboard. On the first tab, right in the middle, there is a checkbox for the option to use the fn key.

When this option is NOT checked, then the F keys work e.g. for iTunes.
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That works for the mac keyboard but doesn't seem to do anything for my macally bluetooth keyboard.
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The problem could be that the keys on the MBP are double function keys, while the Macally keys are just plain old function keys.

You will need to use some 3party app that lets you bind custom keys to iTunes.
SizzlingKeys for Mac OS X - Control iTunes with keyboard hot keys using this iTunes Controller
In the unregistered state it will let you define custom keys for iTunes.

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