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Is there a shortcut to switch F keys from default utilities to traditional function keys?

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Jul 6, 2012 9:34 PM

So as most of us certainly know, latter-day OS X default has the F-keys programmed to handy shortcuts like volume and screen controls, dashboard toggle, etc. There are a few programs I use that require switching to the more traditional function key format, and I was trying to figure out if there was a way to streamline that process so I didn't have to go into System Preferences/Keyboard then check or uncheck the appropriate button every single time. If there isn't, I would submit to Apple that it would probably be easy and definitely awesome if they could program a fn-lock function (like hitting option-⌘-fn or someting like that) to swap key configurations. But maybe there's a way to do that already? Or a way to script a macro or something?

Granted, going into system preferences to check that one checkbox isn't hard, it's just a pain to have to constantly do and undo.



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