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Jun 4, 2000, 09:23 PM
 
I was wondering if it were possible to create keyboard shortcuts for applications(so I could choose certain key(s) to open them in mac os 8.6. and also how to do it or if anyone knows of any online tutorials on how to do this if it were possible. that would be really convenient. thanks
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Jun 5, 2000, 01:21 AM
 
Launch Key by Trivectus will do that http://www.trivectus.com/
There are also several other utilities that do similar things.
     
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Jun 7, 2000, 04:40 PM
 
There's a control panel that can do this for you. It's called FunKeys - you can assign application launches or whatever to the Fkeys on your keyboard. Forget where to download it, but something like shareware.com or versiontracker.com would probably have it.
     
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Jun 7, 2000, 06:21 PM
 
What kind of computer do you have? Some versions of 8.6 which came with certain computers allowed you to map function keys (F1, F2, F3...) to applications.

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Jun 9, 2000, 04:57 PM
 
Does OS 9 have the F key assignment feature?

There's another control panel, I think it's called QuickPop, that lets you assign F keys or key combinations to open applications, files, folders, control panels, change color / black & white, and adjust sound volume. I don't think it works in OS 9, as it hasn't been updated in awhile.

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Jun 9, 2000, 05:07 PM
 
If you are using OS 9, the Keyboard control panel will let you assign function keys to launch applications.
     
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Jun 10, 2000, 02:27 PM
 
The keyboard control panel only has F Key mapping if you have a new Mac that comes with built in USB.
     
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Jun 11, 2000, 09:59 PM
 
I installed the quick keys 4.0 application and am quite happy with it. Thanks all for your input.
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Jun 14, 2000, 01:58 PM
 
Someone developed a patch that would enable Fkey mappings via the Keyboard control panel if your system software/machine combination didn't already allow it. I downloaded it and it worked, but I must have throw it away, and now I can't find it again. Anyone have any idea where I can get it?

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Jun 17, 2000, 11:28 PM
 
Here is the link to the Function Key patch.
http://altern.org/madrau/html/others.html

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Jun 18, 2000, 11:32 AM
 
Another way to map the keys using the keyboard control panel is to use Wish I Were to make your computer think it has USB.

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