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Function Keys...how do I?
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Join Date: Oct 1999
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Dec 7, 1999, 10:43 AM
How does one program and use the F keys, MacOS 8.6? I've tried the shareware FunKeys control panel, but the functions won't "stick." That is, next reboot and it's all lost.
Thanks, SH
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Dec 8, 1999, 02:08 PM
I used FunKeys for a while, and found that they'd reset themselves from time to time (tho' not on every restart). Anyway, I found something much better, which was QuickStart. Do a search for it, and enjoy. It allows for assigning things to /any/ key, not just Fkeys, and you can even have it perform a series of commands. Quite handy (tho' frankly I used it for little more than just mapping application launching to the fkeys).

Of course, now I just use the OS9 Keyboard Control Panel.

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Join Date: Nov 1999
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Dec 9, 1999, 08:42 AM
Saw this on another forum:

Have a look at QuickPop at http://www.northcoast.com/~jvholder/qpdesc.html

This is a $10 shareware that allows one to program your "F" keys or any combinations of other keys to quickly access up to 50 functions. It allows one to use Apple Menu items or Control Panels to be programmed to be activated by a SINGLE keystroke or a combination of keystrokes.

This is similar to QuicKeys.
Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Yonkers can have better TV reception.
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