Re: Re: Re: Re: What does
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- From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
- Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 03:25:25 -0500 (EST)
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In System Preferences> Keyboard Shortcuts, I can customize many commands to respond to specific keystrokes. I recall changing some of these according to advice from Deke McClelland's book "Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks". I do NOT see a way to change all F keys at once, in any fashion... and I do NOT see an assignment for F1 anywhere. Hence, I can only surmise that my Advantage Kinesis keyboard is responsible for the (laudable) outcome that F1 is Help on my machine. Just as you don't see 'fn' keys, I don't see a "function key row". (Nor have I had need of it, nor seen any application that referred to it.) > lot, then it makes sense to set the system preference. (That panel will > give instructions on how to temporarily invert the sense of the keys.) I see no such instructions. Are we both using Snow Leopard? Bobby On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 05:28:45 -0600, George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com> wrote: > How the top row of the keyboard is used depends on a preferences and can > be set in System Preferences (OS X). > > I normally use the keys for the uses printed on the keytops > (brighter/dimmer, Widgets, etc.), but I can hold down the fn key (lower > left on my MacBook Pro) to use the standard F1. (The system pref inverts > the default action.) > > There is no 'fn' key on my iMac keyboard. I'm sure that there is a way > to invert the sense of the function key row, but I'm too lazy to crank > up the computer to find out. If you use the F keys for F1, F2, etc. a > lot, then it makes sense to set the system preference. (That panel will > give instructions on how to temporarily invert the sense of the keys.) > > You can get the same action with shift-cmd-F, which is what I usually do. > > george woodrow iii > > On Feb 3, 2010, at 6:11 AM, DrMajorBob wrote: > >> F1 is help on MY Mac. I don't know why it isn't on yours! >> >> Maybe it's because I don't use the standard, moronic (designed to >> maximize >> carpal tunnel) Apple keyboard? >> >> Bobby >> >> On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 02:26:47 -0600, Michael Knudsen >> <micknudsen at gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net> wrote: >>> >>> Hi Bob, >>> >>>> "&" indicates a pure function. Select "&" and hit F1 and the search >>>> results will include a link to Function. #1 == #2 & is shorthand for >>>> Function[#1 == #2] >>> >>> Thanks for your very thorough reply. I'm on a Mac, and the F1 thing >>> does not exist there -- I found out, since a colleague found the >>> solution today on a Windows machine. I have just discovered that there >>> is a similar function here, it is even called "Find selected >>> function", but I overlooked it. >>> >>> Best, >>> Michael >>> >>> -- >>> Michael Knudsen >>> micknudsen at gmail.com >>> http://sites.google.com/site/micknudsen/ >>> >> >> >> -- >> DrMajorBob at yahoo.com >> > > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com
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- What does & mean?