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remap fn keys on MBP?
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NDBounce
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Mar 9, 2008, 06:47 PM
 
I have a new low end MacBook Pro. I am upgrading from a Powerbook G4. I have become mildly annoyed that Apple changed the f keys (I don't know if this is new to the March revision, or when). I have become quite accustomed to using the following f keys:

1&2 - Dim and Brighten the display
3-5 - mute, decrease and increase volume
8-10 - control the keyboard lighting
f12 - Dashboard.

The new arrangement rearranges these keys (volume is now f10-12, f5&6 do keyboard lighting, etc). Is there any way to remap these keys, so that I can have the volume where it is on my old powerbook, or does the old dog need to learn a new trick?

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O
B unce!
     
tridentinecanon
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Mar 20, 2008, 07:15 PM
 
The keys on my 17" 2.4 are as you described as the old arrangement. Guess they've updated since?

Try this: DoubleCommand
     
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Mar 20, 2008, 07:33 PM
 
Go to System Preferences>Keyboard and Mouse>Keyboard and invert the way the function key works, so that you have to press fn to use the F keys as their icons indicate. Then pressing F9, 10, 11 and 12 (if you have those keys assigned in the Exposé preferences) will work as before.
     
NDBounce  (op)
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Mar 21, 2008, 12:38 PM
 
JKT - That is not quite what I am looking to do. I am looking to reasing the functions. I want f3-5 to be my volume keys. What you suggest will not do this.
     
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Mar 21, 2008, 12:53 PM
 
Apologies (I've developed a bad habit of not reading all the way through posts before answering!).
     
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Mar 21, 2008, 03:37 PM
 
NDBounce- Did DoubleCommand work? If not, it may be worthwhile to email the developer and see if this is a feature they would be interested in including in their software.
     
   
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