Re: Assigning F-key to macro
- John Sandel wrote:
>On a Mac laptop, by default the F1-F12 keys control hardware
>When I press, e.g., the F5 key to assign it a macro, OS X turns on
>the iBook's Num Lock and my key choice doesn't appear in the
>Keystroke field of the Assign Keystroke dialog box.
functions such as display brightness, sound volume, etc. To make
these keys control software as they do on a desktop Mac, hold the fn
key while pressing any of the F1-F12 keys.
To reverse this behavior on your iBook -- ie, to eliminate the need
to press the fn key -- go to OS X Preferences > Keyboard and tick the
box "Use F1-F12 keys for software features."