441 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 16, 2006 8:40 AM by Dan Soderholm
I'm not sure quite what you're asking, but the F-keys have dual functions. One is to control hardware features such as sound volume, screen brightness etc, the other is standard software stuff (this can mean Exposé/Dashboard, or just whatever keys your software uses). You can switch between the two modes by pressing the fn key (bottom left of keyboard) while pressing the F-key you're after (e.g. if F1 alone reduces screen brightness, fn+F1 will act as a standard F1 key, and vice versa). You can change the default behaviour in System Preferences --> Keyboard & Mouse --> Use the F1-F12 key to control software features.
If you find that Exposé/Dashboard are still being activated when you don't want them to be (i.e. you want F9-F12 for something else), you can change the keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences. HTH.