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Function Keys on macbook pro

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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)
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    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

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