Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Function Keys on macbook pro

1033 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2008 5:58 PM by mini_keg RSS
mini_keg Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 22, 2008 3:23 PM
I recently made the switch (after a year of pining) from an ibook G4 to a macbook pro. I love the computer, however, I find myself missing some of the function keys that were on the previous model (mainly the F9 and F10 that used to show all the windows for a certain program and all the windows currently open). Is there anyway to reprogram the current keys so that they reflect the old fuctions? (right now they control the brightness of the keyboard, which I don't particularly care to have as a 'hot key').
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 22, 2008 4:08 PM (in response to mini_keg)
    The only way is to go to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard tab, check the box for Use F1, F2 etc. as standard function keys. However, this will apply to all the F keys - display brightness, volume, etc. There is no way to get around this, unfortunately.

    Alternatives are:

    1) activate those functions (which are called Expose, by the way) using hot corners (moving the pointer to a corner).

    2) assign other key combinations to them.

    Set either of those up in System Preferences > Dashboard & Expose.

    Hope this helps...
    17" CD MBP, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.4.11),  since the ][e


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.