Turn your function keys into function keys

runs on Mac
screenshot of FunctionFlip

While it may be handy to put so many controls on the function keys of your Mac–brightness, mute, that kind of stuff–it's kind of a pain in the neck when you actually want to use your function keys as function keys. Hitting that "fn" key along with your key is a bit of a bother. So how about making a quickie change to that?

FunctionFlip is a slick little app that lets you invert the functionality of your function keys. Fire it up and now your function keys behave like function keys, and the other uses for those keys–changing volume, ejecting optical media–now require the "fn" key. You have basically flipped the function of the function keys. You can choose to filp individual keys, or go nuts and flip them all, it's all up to you.

You can grab a copy of FunctionFlip for free. It's a Mac application and runs under version 10.5 (Leopard) and later of OS X.

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One Response to “Turn your function keys into function keys”

  1. AD says:

    Huh? Just go to the keyboard preferences on your Mac to do this. No need for extra software.