Re: What does & mean?
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- Subject: [mg107226] Re: [mg107050] What does & mean?
- From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
- Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 03:22:59 -0500 (EST)
- References: <201002011114.GAA22737@smc.vnet.net>
I'm on Snow Leopard, but I think it is similar for other recent versions of OS X. Go to System PReferences, then Keyboard. Under the Keyboard panel, there is a checkbox Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys. use the fn key to use the special features. On Leopard, the pref panel is called Keyboard and Mouse. On the standard Apple keyboard, the fn key is in group of keys above the cursor arrows. The Pref panel will probably change its functionality depending on what hardware is attached -- it does for the mouse, that's for sure. In Snow Leopard, there is a pane in the Keyboard panel called Keyboard shortcuts. You can assign shortcuts for system level stuff as well as app specific shortcuts. There are third party apps that may do this better, but I don't have them to check. This is the pane that you refer to. The F keys are controlled en masse by the other pane. george On Feb 4, 2010, at 11:46 PM, DrMajorBob wrote: > 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?