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Wired Keyboard and hot key confusion


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I just recently purchased a newer mac pro, version 3, that was running Lion. I bought a wired keyboard for the computer and it all worked just fine (all the f keys worked for their displayed purposes). I just did a clean install and reverted to Snow Leopard as most of the programs I use are run on Snow Leopard except now I'm experiencing some problems. My f keys are not responding as printed. For instance, the f12 key which should increase volume, brings up the dashboard widget. Now I heard that is I unchecked the box labeled "Use normal fn functions" from system preferences it would resolve this, however, checked or unchecked f12 STILL just brings up the Dashboard widget. Also, I heard hitting Command F5 would resolve this, but that just brings up Voice Over. So my question is, how do I go about getting my keyboard to function correctly again?

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The newer Apple wired aluminum keyboards require at least Snow Leopard 10.6.8 in order to function properly. Update your version of Snow Leopard to 10.6.8.
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